Someone gave me a newsletter with a list of books to read and authors on the verge. You’ve seen them – read this romance, read that mystery, buy this book…
In the newsletter was a write-up about a book called One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakuruni. In this story, nine strangers are in the Indian consulate’s office of an American city to apply for visas for their trips to India when an earthquake strikes, leaving them all trapped together. The doorways were blocked, bodies were injured, food was limited and tension was high.
Then a suggestion by a young grad student to share a story about themselves to help pass the time, unite the group and distract them from being buried below ground.
I liked the flow of the words and the way the storied unfold. Read the book. Then tell me what you thought, ok?