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The Weight of Heaven
The Weight of Heaven
Author: Thrity Umrigar
When Frank and Ellie Benton lose their only child, seven-year-old Benny, to a sudden illness, the perfect life they had built is shattered. Filled with wrenching memories, their Ann Arbor home becomes unbearable, and their marriage founders. But an unexpected job half a world away offers them an opportunity to start again. Life in Girbaug, India...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061472558
ISBN-10: 0061472557
Publication Date: 4/1/2010
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4 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Harper
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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The backdrop of India and it's political and cultural world plays a large part of telling a personal story. Very enlightening and thought provoking.
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Excellent writing, creates characters and evokes the setting with realism. To deal with the lose of only child a couple leave MI as the husband takes a managerial position in India. Their marriage is floundering, each tries to adjust to their roles in India. There are harsh events in their lives and devastating ending. This was a book discussion selection during 2012, and produced a variety of topics.

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