I just finished the book! I chose it because I enjoy novels about female friendship, especially friendship sagas that span a long period of time. Also, I decided to participate in this reading challenge to discover new authors and read some books that are a bit outside my comfort zone (or at least are a departure from what I normally read). I haven’t read too many books that are set in India, and I had heard good things about Thrity Umrigar as an author, so those were deciding factors, too.