SHE

The hands of a working woman during lockdown.
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Have you ever woke up in the morning dreaming you will be served breakfast in the bed ? Have you ever woke up in the morning, fasting the previous day and you feel so week that you just pray to go God to send you an angel to prepare breakfast?

No matter what day it is, she works without a complain. One cannot define priority between household and office work because both are equally important. During lockdown, when the maids and cook are not available, I don’t know how many of you (woman) are oscillating between Kitchen and Laptop and, how many of you have made kitchen slab as office desk. I have been doing both. Each day is about struggling and learning. Some days household work require more attention, other day office. And days like this (Vatsavitri) when the family members are waiting for puja, you have equally important office work.

Shuffling | Struggling | Learning

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler

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As the name suggest, the novel is about Amy Byler – a single mother, and a librarian. Her life revolves around her two children – Cori(15) and Joe(12). She is engrossed in providing her kids a better life and a good education. The plot twist happens when her husband, after a span of three years, decides to come in her life to spend the summer with the kids. Initially, she was a little reluctant but after speaking to the children she agreed.
Another turn in the plot is Amy signing for a librarian conference to be held in New York for a week. Her life changes from hereon. In New York, she attends the librarian conference and reunites with her old friend, Talia. Amy was always fascinated about Talia’s job. Talia when listens to Amy’s life, asks her to be a part of “Momspringa”. Amy becomes the face of Momspringa and slowly she learns to overcome her failed marriage. She is now more open to new kind of life, dating, meeting new people, and dressing up.
The best part of the novel was her transformation during “Momspringa” and the letters from her daughter. The novel gets a little slow for me when Amy returns to New York for Momspringa. But it again picks up the pace when she leaves things in between and comes back to her kids. .
I won’t say novel’s ending is predictable but its something that I wanted it to be since the time I started reading it.

My rating:

4/5

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