Honor by Thrity Umrigar audiobook

Honor: A Novel

By Thrity Umrigar
Read by Sneha Mathan

Algonquin Books 9781616209957

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665110945

  • ISBN: 9781665110938

  • ISBN: 9781665110952

Runtime: 11.32 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review pick of Best Books Now in Paperback

A Reese’s Book Club Pick of the Month

In this riveting and immersive novel, bestselling author Thrity Umrigar tells the story of two couples and the sometimes dangerous and heartbreaking challenges of love across a cultural divide.

Indian American journalist Smita has returned to India to cover a story, but reluctantly: long ago she and her family left the country with no intention of ever coming back. As she follows the case of Meena—a Hindu woman attacked by members of her own village and her own family for marrying a Muslim man—Smita comes face to face with a society where tradition carries more weight than one’s own heart, and a story that threatens to unearth the painful secrets of Smita’s own past. While Meena’s fate hangs in the balance, Smita tries in every way she can to right the scales. She also finds herself increasingly drawn to Mohan, an Indian man she meets while on assignment. But the dual love stories of Honor are as different as the cultures of Meena and Smita themselves: Smita realizes she has the freedom to enter into a casual affair, knowing she can decide later how much it means to her.

In this tender and evocative novel about love, hope, familial devotion, betrayal, and sacrifice, Thrity Umrigar shows us two courageous women trying to navigate how to be true to their homelands and themselves at the same time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Complex and unfiltered, these are the type of characters that stick with you long after you turn the pages.” Reese Witherspoon
“The kind of book that makes me want to sit for hours and read…Powerful and poignant.” Southern Bookseller Review
“Both a page-turning account of a horrific family drama and a meditation on the complexities of love—both personal and national.”  Shelf Awareness
“Whether she’s writing about the bright lights of Mumbai or the poverty of village life, Umrigar excels at creating engaging situations and scenes…of Indian society.” BookPage

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Author

Author Bio: Thrity Umrigar

Author Bio: Thrity Umrigar

Thrity Umrigar is the bestselling author of nine novels, including The Space between Us, which was a finalist for the PEN/Beyond Margins Award. Her books have been translated into several languages and published in more than fifteen countries. She is the winner of a Lambda Literary Award and a Seth Rosenberg Award and is a distinguished professor of English at Case Western Reserve University. A former prize-winning journalist, she has contributed to the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and Huffington Post.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English