If Today Be Sweet

If Today Be Sweet

by Thrity Umrigar
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If Today Be Sweet by Thrity Umrigar

The recent death of her beloved husband, Rustom, has taken its toll on Tehmina Sethna. Now, while visiting her son, Sorab, in his suburban Ohio home, she is being asked to choose between continuing her old life in India and starting a new one in this unfamiliar country with her son, his American wife, and their child. Her destiny is uncertain, and soon the plight of two troubled young children next door will force the most difficult decision she has ever faced. Ultimately the journey is one that Tehmina must travel alone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061240249
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/27/2008
Series: P.S. Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 568,129
Product dimensions: 5.22(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Thrity Umrigar is the author of five other novels—The World We Found, The Weight of Heaven, The Space Between Us, If Today Be Sweet, and Bombay Time—and the memoir First Darling of the Morning. An award-winning journalist, she has been a contributor to the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Huffington Post, among other publications. She is the winner of the Nieman Fellowship to Harvard, Cleveland Arts Prize, and Seth Rosenberg Prize, and is the Armington Professor of English at Case-Western Reserve University.

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If Today Be Sweet 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Two2dogs More than 1 year ago
I LOVED THIS STORY, I KNOW REAL PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD THIS EXPERIENCE. THE BOOK MADE ME SEE THINGS FROM A MOTHER-IN-LAWS POINT OF VIEW, THIS AUTHOR DOES NOT DISAPPOINT, THIS IS AN HONEST STORY!
bethyd More than 1 year ago
This is such a touching sweet story. My husband is from India and My mother-in-law visits fro about 6 months every year. So, this book really hits home a ton. It is definately a wonderful read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I discovered one of Thrity Umrigar books while I was shopping at the grocery store. It was the best thing I bought that day, besides the whole watermelon I got for $2.99. The watermelon wasn't that great, but the book was excellent. The characters in the story are going through a tough time because they lost a loved one. I felt myself reassuring them through my own thoughts, having just lost a loved one myself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A pleasant read. Some of you will recognize the challenges of assimilating a multi-family, multi-cultural household, and enjoy the comparisons. Never underestimate the wisdom of elders. The whole story was a little too sweet, but well worth the time. I've read several books by Umrigar. This one seemed a bit formulaic, and the characters, except for the Mother, were a little thin. But I remain a fan of her work.
Ilse46 More than 1 year ago
This book is worse than "The Weight of Heaven", if that's possible. Perhaps if might be interesting to someone from India, although I find that hard to believe. Every little aspect of daily life is being belabored over and over again. No, I will not read another book by this author, nor would I recommend it for book club discussions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this after reading The Space Between Us. However, I do not like this book at all.It is slow and not an interesting development of characters.Very dull compared to other Indian culture fictional novels.I wish I didn't spend my Nook money on it.
Sue5 More than 1 year ago
As I age I can see the relevance of this story. A widow trying to figure out where she belongs after the death of her beloved.
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