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The Ruins of Us by Keija Parssinen
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Oct 26, 2011

I read this a while ago, but it wasn't up yet on goodreads so I'm just adding it in now. But I'm going through the trouble of adding it in because I really enjoyed it. It's the story of an American woman married to a Saudi Arabian man who finds out that he's taken a second wife. Even though it takes place in Saudi Arabia and not India, it really reminded me of the writing of Thrity Umrigar in the way it explored the things that make a foreign place both so strange and so familiar, and the way it explored the feelings of a woman whose actions might be hard for someone living in New York City to understand.
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message 1: by Sara (new) - added it

Sara Habein This sounds quite good!

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