If Today Be Sweet

By Thrity Umrigar
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061240249, 320pp.)

Publication Date: June 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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Description

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.




About the Author

Thrity Umrigaris the author of five novels and the memoir First Darling of the Morning. A former journalist, she is a winner of the Nieman Fellowship to Harvard and a finalist for the PEN/Beyond Margins Award. A professor of English at Case Western Reserve University, she lives in Cleveland, Ohio.




Praise For If Today Be Sweet

“a convincing testament to the enduring power of place.”
-Kirkus Reviews

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