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[KINDLE] ✽ The Weight of Heaven Author Thrity Umrigar – 14th-century.co Filled with satisfyingly real characters and glowing with local color The Weight of Heaven is a rare glimpse of a family and a country struggling under pressures beyond their control Umrigar illuminatFilled with satisfyingly real characters and glowing with local color The Weight of Heaven is a rare glimpse of a family and a country struggling under pressures beyond their control Umrigar illuminates how slowly we recover from unforgettable loss how easily good intentions can turn evil and how far a person will go to build a new.

World for those he lovesWhen Frank and Ellie Benton lose their only child seven year old Benny to a sudden illness the perfect life they had built is shattered Filled with wrenching memories their Ann Arbor home becomes unbearable and their marriage founders But an unexpected job half a world away offers them an opportunity to sta.

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Kindle Thrity Umrigar × Kindle The Weight of Heaven Kindle ☆ The Weight  ePUB × 14th century.co

Kindle Thrity Umrigar × Kindle The Weight of Heaven Kindle ☆ The Weight ePUB × 14th century.co A journalist for seventeen years Thrity Umrigar has written for the Washington Post the Cleveland Plain Dealer and other national newspapers and contributes regularly to the Boston Globe's book pages Thrity is the winner of the Cleveland Arts Prize a Lambda Literary award and the Seth Rosenberg prize She teaches creative writing and literature at Case Western Reserve University The author

10 thoughts on “The Weight of Heaven

  1. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes says:

    Kindle Thrity Umrigar × Kindle The Weight of Heaven Kindle ☆ The Weight ePUB × 14th century.co weight kindle, heaven kindle, The Weight kindle, The Weight of Heaven eBookFrank and Ellie Benton have suffered what no parents should the loss of their 7 year old son Benny When Frank is offered a chance to manage a factory in Girbaud India the couple leap at the opportunity to get away from the constant reminders of their loss But Frank transfers his love for his son onto Ramesh the engaging bright child of the people who take care of their house His inability to truly get past the death of his own child and his desperate attachment to this Indian boy lead to a series of increasingly bad decisions Thrity Umrigar image from her siteUmrigar shows us the intersection where East and West meet on a painfully personal level There is no idealization of India here Cultural warts are on full display As are the attractive elements of the Indian culture that make Ellie Benton feel that she is becoming truly local Larger issues are brought to the fore as


  2. Wendy Wendy says:

    Kindle Thrity Umrigar × Kindle The Weight of Heaven Kindle ☆ The Weight ePUB × 14th century.co weight kindle, heaven kindle, The Weight kindle, The Weight of Heaven eBookI was first introduced to Thrity Umrigar through her novel The Space Between Us It was one of those novels that made the author an instant favorite of mine I knew I had to read every book she wrote I haven't uite managed that but it's still something I'm working on I followed The Space Between Us up with Bombay Time and now The Weight of Heav


  3. Lara Lara says:

    Kindle Thrity Umrigar × Kindle The Weight of Heaven Kindle ☆ The Weight ePUB × 14th century.co weight kindle, heaven kindle, The Weight kindle, The Weight of Heaven eBookI am in awe of Thrity Umrigar I enjoyed her previous book The Space Between Us but The Weight of Heaven positively blew me away Even though this book drips with sadness and grief and made me want to throw it against the wall toward the end I still give this one five stars becausewell WO


  4. Paige Paige says:

    Kindle Thrity Umrigar × Kindle The Weight of Heaven Kindle ☆ The Weight ePUB × 14th century.co weight kindle, heaven kindle, The Weight kindle, The Weight of Heaven eBookA young American Michigan couple Frank and Ellie grieve the loss of their 7 year old child Benny The story focuses on the grieving process individually for Frank and Ellie when losing a child After Benny dies the couple then moves to India when Frank accepts a position there They see it as a form of escape Frank uickly attaches himself to Ramesh the 9 year old child of the poor Prakash and Edna who are locals of India Once Frank begins to overstep his boundaries as friend to father the thriller begins Prakash the father of Ramesh does not agree with the relationship Frank is developing with his son and feels like he is trying to replace him as a father Meanwhile Ellie feels Frank is replacing their passed son Benny but just wants Frank to be


  5. Judy Judy says:

    Kindle Thrity Umrigar × Kindle The Weight of Heaven Kindle ☆ The Weight ePUB × 14th century.co weight kindle, heaven kindle, The Weight kindle, The Weight of Heaven eBookThis novel about a couple who loses a child and goes to India to try to reassemble their marriage is well loved here on GR I could barely stand to read it Cliches for all the world


  6. Staci Staci says:

    Kindle Thrity Umrigar × Kindle The Weight of Heaven Kindle ☆ The Weight ePUB × 14th century.co weight kindle, heaven kindle, The Weight kindle, The Weight of Heaven eBookI remember being blown away when I read Thrity's book The Space Between Us in 2010 I thought she made India come alive in my mind and as I became further engrossed in the story I could swear that I heard the sounds and the smells of the country too That's how vivid and wonderful this author's writing iswith her sharply honed pen she draws the reader into the pages of her imagination and you find yourself not wanting to leaveThe Weight of Heaven is another masterpiece by Umrigar and even though I was left with many conflicting emotions at the end of the book I can honestly say that I loved it I believed I experienced the entire gambit of emotions; extreme sadness thrill of first love anger grief hostility bewilderment indignation happiness joy and too many to list I loved how the author told the story in segments because that g


  7. Sherri Sherri says:

    Kindle Thrity Umrigar × Kindle The Weight of Heaven Kindle ☆ The Weight ePUB × 14th century.co weight kindle, heaven kindle, The Weight kindle, The Weight of Heaven eBookHow does one deal with the loss of a child? I hope never to answer that uestion but the main characters in this book Frank and Ellie are forced to address their grief when their only son Benny dies unexpectedly Frank has an opportunity to move to India and he and Ellie see this as a chance to try to heal their wounds and keep their marriage from falling apart Their decision seems logical a move to a completely new country where people and places will not remind them of their lost son As they adjust to their new life in India Frank befriends a young boy Ramesh the son of their housekeepers Whether due to his grief or his true selfish personality Frank is incapable of recognizing the conflicted feelings that his fri


  8. Alice Meloy Alice Meloy says:

    Kindle Thrity Umrigar × Kindle The Weight of Heaven Kindle ☆ The Weight ePUB × 14th century.co weight kindle, heaven kindle, The Weight kindle, The Weight of Heaven eBookA novel of India that mixes in a bit of America in the form of a neurotic couple who can't get over their psychological problems Having a difficult time coping with the unexpected death of their young son Ellie and Frank Benton move from the American midwest to the west coast of India to work and to try to get over their grief Frank forms an attachment to the nine year old son of their servants and his obsession with helping the boy achieve a good life American style leads to some life changing decisionsUmrigar is a good story teller and she does a good job describing issues of cultures in conflict but I found a few too many clichees and stereotypes to believe her story wholeheartedly especially the rather dramatic ending


  9. Serena Serena says:

    Kindle Thrity Umrigar × Kindle The Weight of Heaven Kindle ☆ The Weight ePUB × 14th century.co weight kindle, heaven kindle, The Weight kindle, The Weight of Heaven eBookThrity Umrigar's The Weight of Heaven is a heavy with grief emptiness and struggle The Bentons Ellie and Frank lose their son Benny at age seven from meningococcus Ellie has liberal leanings politically and is a therapist to clients in Ann Arbor Mich while Frank is a proud American business executive with residual issues of abandonment The loss of a child can be daunting for any family and it is clear how grief of this magnitude can slowly rip a family apart And now they were two Benny was gone What was left behind was mockery objects and memories that mocke


  10. Patty Patty says:

    Kindle Thrity Umrigar × Kindle The Weight of Heaven Kindle ☆ The Weight ePUB × 14th century.co weight kindle, heaven kindle, The Weight kindle, The Weight of Heaven eBookA white American couple having lost their only son to a sudden illness moves to India in the vague hope that a new start might help them overcome their grief It does not go well Or it goes pretty well for the wife who makes friends gets a useful job and finds herself a place The husband uickly gets involved in corruption paying bribes to the government for various benefits scandal when labor demands at the factory he manages lead to a strike extreme corruption and scandal when a leader of the strike is killed in police custody which the husband may or may not be responsible for a weird obsession with a local little boy whom he wants to replace his dead son and eventually murderI suppose he's meant to be a symbol of America there's a lot of references to the contemporary Ira war which is fine but I don't want to spend hundreds of pages focused on a dude who is so appallingly self absorbed He's not even bad particularly at least not until the very en


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