The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

Tonight was book club. While the conversation was good, the book was a downer.

From Harper Collins:

Each morning, Bhima, a domestic servant in contemporary Bombay, leaves her own small shanty in the slums to tend to another woman’s house. In Sera Dubash’s home, Bhima scrubs the floors of a house in which she remains an outsider. She cleans furniture she is not permitted to sit on. She washes glasses from which she is not allowed to drink. Yet despite being separated from each other by blood and class, she and Sera find themselves bound by gender and shared life experiences.

There was definitely a twist to the ending. It was a quick read, though. Still, I can’t say I recommend it.