Lisa from Lit and Life is hosting "Thrity Thursdays" aka a readalong of The Space Between Us by Thrity Urmigar. This is week two of the readalong (check out my post for week 1 here) and we are covering Chapters 7-12
In addition to the stories of these two women, the novel also provides glimspes of life in contemporary Mumbai. Scenes of the slums and the markets are vivid. I visited India in January - my friends and I took a 2 week tour through North India and finished our trip in Mumbai. On the way into the city, we stopped at a slum in which most of the residents provide laundry service to households and businesses throughout the city. I included two photos below because when I read descriptions of the slum in which Bhima and Maya live I think of this scene.
If you are interested in reading the book stop by Lit and Life and sign-up for the readalong. For more thoughts on the book, stop by the blogs of the other participants:
Ti at Book Chatter
Dar at Peeking Between The Pages
Staci at Life In The Thumb
Kathy at Mommy's Reading
Bailey at The Window Seat Reader
Mari at Bookworm With A View
In addition, Swapna at S. Krishna's Books is hosting a giveaway for 4 of Thrity Urmigar's books and The Space Between Us is one of them!