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I’ve read other books by this author and loved them. I’ve settled on a 3.5 star rating for this book. The focus of the book shifted, and I liked the ending. However, I think too much time was spent on making us think the book was about one friend dying and wanting a reunion after 30 years. During the final third of the book, I thought the primary purpose of the book was to learn about the conflict in 1993 (is that the right year?), the differences in religion, caste, and class in India, the relationships between friends, family, and spouses, and how each person deals with those things. Before the final day in the book, I would have given the book only 3 stars. I thought the final day, and the airport scene especially raised the rating for me. I couldn’t stop reading at the end.