100% agree with everything you said. It was like reading my own thoughts! lol! If I can make a recommendation, don’t judge Thrity Umrigar on this one book. I read A Space Between Us a couple years ago and it has stuck with me all these years. It’s a heartbreaking story but definitely worth the time. It may have even played into my rating of this book a little because I know how much the book impacted me, and being it was the same author, it felt a betrayal to give less than 3 stars. lol!
    I loved the question you posed to this chat btw. Great question! I always enjoy reading others perspectives of books and their reasons as to why they rate a book a certain way and if is agree.