Friday, March 23, 2012

If Today Be Sweet by Thrity Umrigar


Tehmina is a 66 years old Parsi woman who have to make a tough decision in her life after the death of her beloved husband Rustom. That is whether to live with her son, Sorab and his wife, Susan in Ohio which meant to leave everything that she is familiar with or to live in Bombay.

Her hesitation causes a lot of tension between herself, her son and his wife.

Story is told from Tehmina point of view. She worries that she might not be able to change and grow accustome to living in Ohio as the way they do thing here is simply very different from what's done in Bombay.

My Comment :

I have fell in love with Thrity Umrigar works since the first time I got it from BookXcess and I was very happy to find this book at the last Big Bad Wolf Sale.

Some may not like this book as Tehmina seems to be dragging her feet in deciding what she wanna do. But for me it was interesting as many things are not black and white as ones may perceived.

We get to see thing from Tehmina point of view. I am sure each of us have things that they fear.

Anyway, I guess, you will have to read this book to understand it better. Not an easy read but it certainly is an eye opening read.



Jothi said...

Hei Kathy that's totally true! - not everything is black and white, so sometimes it takes a lot of thought in coming to a decision.

missyblurkit said...

saw this book but wasn't too sure whether to buy it or not. i guess i can safely get it for my April reading list:D

Small Kucing said...


yup...some may nnot like this book for me it's ok

Small Kucing said...


must have patience when reading this


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