I was so happy to meet Mrs. Sharma in this intimate, poetic allegory of a modern Indian housewife. Author Ratika Kapur has written a powerful story that provides beautifully woven characters in the life of Mrs. Sharma and her family. Mrs. Renuka Sharma is a mother, wife, daughter-in-law and receptionist. Her husband is working in Dubai so that money can be saved for the family to get ahead. She is lonely and tired, her family issues are consuming her. Who can she turn to?
I haven’t enjoyed a book this much in a long time. I felt like I was reading a beautiful, lyrical poem as I immersed myself into present-day Delhi, India. I would recommend this book to anyone; it was an exceptional story!
The Private of Mrs. Sharma by Ratika Kapur will be published December 13, 2016 by Bloomsbury. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.