I'm thrilled to announce that national bestselling author Thrity Umrigar will be returning to Book Club Girl on Air on Tuesday, February 23rd at 7 pm ET to discuss her new novel in paperback, The Weight of Heaven. For those of you who are fans of Umrigar's The Space Between Us, and who might have participated in her Book Club Girl on Air show about that book, you know what a coup this is.
In The Weight of Heaven, Umrigar tells the story of Frank and Ellie Benton, whose lives are shattered after the loss of their only child, seven-year-old Benny to a sudden illness. Filled with wrenching memories, their Ann Arbor home becomes unbearable, and their marriage founders. Then an unexpected job half a world away in Girbaug, India, offers them an opportunity to start again. But Frank's befriending of Ramesh—a bright, curious boy who quickly becomes the focus of his attentions—will lead the grieving man down an ever-darkening path with stark repercussions.
A devastating look at cultural clashes and divides, Thrity Umrigar's The Weight of Heavenis a rare glimpse of a family and a country struggling under pressures beyond their control.
Browse inside the book, check out the reading group guide and Thrity's website, and set your reminder for the show on the 23rd here. The first 10 people who comment that they'd like to participate in the show will receive a copy of The Weight of Heaven to read before the show!