Saturday, March 7, 2015

March Madness....

Well it's been weeks since I posted here.  Way too much going on in my life to sit.  I did finish reading The Story Hour, Thrity Umrigar.  (on the buses)

Product Description , from

From the critically beloved, bestselling author of The World We Found and The Space Between Us, whom the New York Times Book Review calls a “perceptive and . . . piercing writer,” comes a profound, heartbreakingly honest novel about friendship, family, secrets, forgiveness, and second chances.
An experienced psychologist, Maggie carefully maintains emotional distance from her patients. But when she meets a young Indian woman who tried to kill herself, her professional detachment disintegrates. Cut off from her family in India, Lakshmi is desperately lonely and trapped in a loveless marriage to a domineering man who limits her world to their small restaurant and grocery store.
Moved by her plight, Maggie treats Lakshmi in her home office for free, quickly realizing that the despondent woman doesn’t need a shrink; she needs a friend. Determined to empower Lakshmi as a woman who feels valued in her own right, Maggie abandons protocol, and soon doctor and patient have become close friends.
But while their relationship is deeply affectionate, it is also warped by conflicting expectations. When Maggie and Lakshmi open up and share long-buried secrets, the revelations will jeopardize their close bond, shake their faith in each other, and force them to confront painful choices.

It took me forever to get through this one, not sure why, it was interesting enough, not a great page turner but... interesting enough.  I love learning about different cultural traditions.

Beyond that, it's a daily routine of cleaning, cooking and very little painting happening.  Spring may be around the corner, but for now we are still in a deep freeze.

Happy Reading...  


Jenny said...

Well I have missed you, dear Irene! In my mind you are always doing all the things you've described: cooking, cleaning, pursuing your many artistic endeavors, and reading on the bus! Oh and working hard to stay warm. Thanks for dropping by IHATH. Have a good week my friend. xoxo

Trish said...

Hope all is well with you Sweet Irene! If you'll believe it, we've been under a deep freeze as well (well, relatively speaking). The last of our snow melted yesterday and I'm hoping it will be the last for the season. So ready for spring!

The Story Hour sounds interesting but I have to be in the mood for something that might take a little bit of work.

Hope you have a wonderful week.

Nise' said...

Hello! The thing I like about Thirty's books is the time to savor them.

Vicki said...

I have this and started it a few times, but never stuck with it. I may pick it up again...may not.

Jenny said...

I miss you dear Irene. Happy spring xoxo