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At the core of Supriya Bhatnagar’s important first book is the childhood loss of her beloved father. The author explores the outlines of grief by embarking on a journey – both geographical and emotional – which takes the reader from Bombay to Jaipur to the United States while, at the same time, suffusing this international country of memory with great tenderness, as childhood longing becomes adult yearning. In this lyrical, beautifully structured, and deeply textured memoir, Bhatnagar erases the boundaries between life and art.
Sue William Silverman, author of Fearless Confessions: A Writer’s Guide to Memoir
Supriya Bhatnagar’s elegant memoir chronicles a family’s sorrow over the early loss of a husband and father, and follows those—young and old—forced to re-imagine and remake their lives and futures. Bhatnagar is at her best when portraying the memorable women in her family and the love and loyalty they share. This is a poignant, beautifully rendered story, full of gem-like detail.
Dinty W. Moore, author of Between Panic and Desire
Supriya Bhatnagar has written a warm, very moving memoir of family life and the ongoing need for ritual, awareness, and love, both given and received.
Beverly Lowry, author of Harriet Tubman: Imagining a Life
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