Source: Local Library
I wasn't entirely thrilled with my third pick. I hoped it would be a tight, thrilling story but it dragged quite a bit for me. It did have some interesting themes of identity and the right to live, however.
Capsule review: "What I did like? Eva's tense, wobbly relationship with Amarra, like a
younger sister always in her older sister's shadow, with the older
sister resenting that she exists at all. The portrait of the parents'
grief, both assuaged and heightened by Eva's presence. There was also
the boyfriend's grief, which is a complicated beast, all tangled up with
sadness and guilt and interest in Eva. The setting is also a view of
India we don't often get, a well-to-do middle-upper-class world with
light touches of non-Western detail."
Time for some networking!