Today’s GalleyCrush is Thrity Umrigar’s Honor, forthcoming from Algonquin Books on January 11, 2022.
Perfect pitch: “Best-selling author Thrity Umrigar tells the moving story of two Indian women and the courage they inspire in each other.”
First line: “HINDU WOMAN SUES BROTHERS WHO KILLED HER MUSLIM HUSBAND”
Book buzz: “An utterly engrossing novel. Thrity Umrigar writes masterfully about the complexities of hatred and love, estrangement and belonging, oppression and privilege, holding on and letting go. Honor is a powerful, important, unforgettable book.” —Cheryl Strayed
Cover credit: Design by Sara Wood; illustration courtesy of Getty Images.
Book notes: Hardcover, fiction, 336 pages.
Author bio: Thrity Umrigar is the best-selling author of eight novels, including The Space Between Us, which was a finalist for the PEN/Beyond Margins Award, as well as a memoir and three picture books. Her books have been translated into several languages and published in more than fifteen countries. She is the winner of a Lambda Literary Award and a Seth Rosenberg Award and teaches at Case Western Reserve University. A former prizewinning journalist, she has contributed to the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.