Thrity Umrigar is the bestselling author of the novels Bombay Time, The Space Between Us, If Today Be Sweet, The Weight of Heaven, The World We Found, The Story Hour, Everybody’s Son and The Secrets Between Us. Her new novel, Honor, was an Indie Next List Pick for January 2022.
Honor is a riveting and immersive novel that tells the story of two couples and the sometimes dangerous and heartbreaking challenges of love across a cultural divide.
Indian American journalist Smita has returned to India to cover a story, but reluctantly: long ago she and her family left the country with no intention of ever coming back. As she follows the case of Meena—a Hindu woman attacked by members of her own village and her own family for marrying a Muslim man—Smita comes face to face with a society where tradition carries more weight than one’s own heart, and a story that threatens to unearth the painful secrets of Smita’s own past.
In addition to her novels, Thrity Umrigar is also the author of the memoir, First Darling of the Morning, and three children's picture books: When I Carried You in My Belly, Sugar in Milk, and Binny's Diwali. She is a Distinguished University Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.