Today was Book Circulation Day again, so, from my nearby member of the group, I picked up the book, The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar. It's a book set in modern day India and narrates a story of two women, one the servant in the other's house for more than 20 years. The dust jacket notes that:
The novel shows how the lives of the rich and the poor are intrinsically connected yet vastly removed from each other, and vividly captures how the bonds of womanhood are pitted against the divisions of class and culture.
The reviewers at both Amazon.ca and Chapters.indigo.ca both give the book five stars, but we shall see.
My friend, who picks up from me, came to afternoon tea and to pick up The Communist's Daughter, by Dennis Bock. We sat by the fire in the living room and had tea and my healthy home baked muffins with jam. She asked did I like the book and I said I did. It's a ficitonalized account of the life of the Canadian doctor, Norman Bethune who was famous as a battlefield surgeon in both the Spanish Civil War and in China, where, ironically, he died of septicemia in 1939.