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Publisher Description

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.

Fiction & Literature
August 19

Customer Reviews

Vik3333 ,

The story hour

Loved the story. One of the best books I have read lately. Very very moving. We all make mistakes in our lives and sometimes its very hard to even figure out why we do what we do. Love the way the characters grew and dealt with their issues. It was very interesting to learn more about Indian culture.

luckidog13 ,

Strong start but odd, disconnected ending..

I appreciate the author's story vision and for half the book it came through fairly well, but the last pages are quite flat, void of content and disappointing. I stuck with the story until the end and it was a waste.

DJs computer ,

Bad Grammar

He/She adds "s" where there shouldn't be "s." The sentences aren't worded correctly.

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