The Story Hour

A profound, heartbreakingly honest novel about friendship from bestselling author Thrity Umrigar.

By Thrity Umrigar Read by Sneha Mathan Fiction English, Unabridged 11h 5m Sell Sheet Also available on
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9 Audio CDs August 19, 2014 $59.99 $47.99 9781629239194 Add to Cart
2 MP3 CDs August 19, 2014 $29.99 $19.99 9781629239231 Add to Cart
							An experienced psychologist, Maggie carefully maintains emotional distance from her patients. But when she meets a young Indian woman who tried to kill herself, her professional detachment disintegrates. Cut off from her family in India, Lakshmi is desperately lonely and trapped in a loveless marriage. Moved by her plight, Maggie treats Lakshmi in her home office for free, quickly realizing that the despondent woman doesn’t need a shrink; she needs a friend. Determined to empower Lakshmi, Maggie abandons protocol, and soon doctor and patient have become close friends. But while their relationship is deeply affectionate, it is also warped by conflicting expectations. When Maggie and Lakshmi open up and share long-buried secrets, the revelations will jeopardize their close bond, shake their faith in each other, and force them to confront painful choices.

"In her lovely alto, Mathan voices these very different women, and her wonderfully effective reading immerses listeners in their lives." - Booklist (audio review)