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If Today Be Sweet (P.S.) Paperback – Bargain Price, May 27, 2008
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So much of the book simply did not ring true. Would anyone really call their son Cookie? And how old is this child; at one time he calls himself the Cookie Monster and at others is discussing Calvin and Hobbes. The "yummy yummy" vocabulary of the boys next door also does not ring true for kids growing up with abusive adults. And the reaction of everyone to the beating that they receive from their mother seems totally blown out of portion -- television interviews, newspaper pictures, dinner at the home of the son's boss -- just too over the top. And Sorab's new boss, Grace, is nothing more than a cartoon character.
In short, Tehmina seems like a Parsi Mary Poppins -- sprinkling everyone's life with a bit of sugar so that everyone will live happily ever after. I can't help but feel that life in two different worlds (as Tehmina is experiencing) is so much more complicated than that. It's a quick read, but not a satisfying one. "The Space Between Us" was a far superior book
I love this author. The book she wrote prior to this one, gives the character of her husband, whom I would dearly love to have met. I am looking forward to many books from her.
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A mother’s story chronicling her children’s lives and the lives of the children next door, Umrigar spins a... Read more
This was a pleasant, relaxing read, but it didn't come near the stark emotion of The Space Between Us, a book that captured my thoughts for days after I had finished it. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Janice Giffin
Another gem! I have really fallen hard for Thrity Umrigar's books! In If Today Be Sweet, Tehmina Sethna is a newly widowed Indian woman visiting her son, daughter-in-law and... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Marilyn TK
Not nearly on par with her novel The Space Between Us which I found to be brilliant. In my opinion, this one was sophomoric in style and storyline.Published 21 months ago by lalisa
I love all her books. Reading this one now and it is as good as her other ones. Looking forward to reading more books by this author.Published 22 months ago by lovethe music