Thursday, August 23, 2007

If Today Be Sweet by Thrity Umrigar

This is the latest by one of my favorite authors who also happens to live in the Cleveland area. This time she uses Cleveland as the backdrop for a story about a Parsi family. Tammy, a widow from Bombay, is staying with her son, Sorab, and his family, who live in a suburb of Cleveland. However, it's the first time she is visiting since her husband died and from the beginning we learn that her Sorab and his family would like her to leave Bombay and move permanently to the U.S. It is, of course, a major decision for Tammy with many pros and cons. As she tries to decide where she will live, she impacts family, neighbors and friends with her generous nature and concern for others. Her ultimate decision does not come easily.
My favorite of Thrity's is still Bombay Time but this one is still well written and satisfying.


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