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Library Journal (Starred Review) – April 15, 2007
“If a theme runs through journalist and best-selling author Umrigar's latest
novel, it would be that the issues challenging us as individuals are the
same catalysts for the change that we face as a society. What might have
been just another story about widowhood is, in Umrigar's hands, a canvas on
which love, death, family, pain, and personal transformation are subtly
painted. Readers see through Tammy's eyes as she struggles to understand her
new role in life and the new definition of family. This novel transcends
culture and will appeal to a wide variety of readers.” – Marika Zemke
Publishers Weekly – April 9, 2007
“In Umrigar’s tender fourth novel, Tehmina “Tammy” Sethna is torn between
two cultures that couldn’t be more different: Bombay and Cleveland. Umrigar
shows the unseemly side of American excess and prejudice while gently
reminding readers of opportunities sometimes taken for granted.”