First Darling of the Morning: Selected Memories of an Indian Childhood (P.S.)

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First Darling of the Morning is the powerful and poignant memoir of bestselling author Thrity Umrigar, tracing the arc of her Bombay childhood and adolescence from her earliest memories to her eventual departure for the United States at age twenty-one. It is an evocative, emotionally charged story of a young life steeped in paradox; of a middle-class Parsi girl attending Catholic school in a predominantly Hindu city; of a guilt-ridden stranger in her own land, an affluent child in a country mired in abysmal poverty. She reveals intimate secrets and offers an unflinching look at family issues once considered unspeakable as she interweaves two fascinating coming-of-age stories one of a small child, and one of a nation."

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First Darling of the Morning From the bestselling author of "The Space Between Us" comes a fascinating glimpse at the 1960s and 70s Bombay which Umrigar remembers. Two coming-of-age stories collide in this memoir--one of a small child, and one of a nation. Full description

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"[Umrigar] has never forgotten her native land, brilliantly rendered in three critically acclaimed novels and now in this latest bracingly honest and bittersweet memoir."--Booklist (starred review)

[Umrigar] has never forgotten her native land, brilliantly rendered in three critically acclaimed novels and now in this latest bracingly honest and bittersweet memoir. --Booklist (starred review)"

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