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From The CriticsLove is a tangled thicket of thorns in Divakaruni's new novel of Indian immigrants trying to keep their lives together in San Francisco despite the distractions of family pressures and unspoken tensions. Anju and Sudha are onetime best friends who are reunited when Sudha drops her husband and leaves India to come stay with Anju and her husband, Sunil. This proves to be far from the joyous reunion the two women had hoped for. For one, Sudha has brought her young daughter, Dayita, whom Sunil adores and who serves as a daily reminder to the increasingly neurotic and uptight Anju of the guilt she feels over her recent miscarriage. This is a potent, emotional book delivered by a writer who knows when to step back and take in the poetry.