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Book Echoes Artist’s Spare Style

Another book about a woman, and this time it is the book that is unconventional. March, the International Woman’s Month.

Book Cover: Mumbai New York Scranton
Destination:India and United States

Book: Mumbai New York Scranton (NEW March 12, 2013) by Tamara Shopsin

I’m fumbling a bit as I figure out what to say about this intriguing book. ¬†First, you should know despite the title which hints at a journey, it is not a travel memoir, even though it describes three places. But on the other hand, the first third of the book could be considered a memoir of travel in India, until you read the last third of the book and discover that the first third was not quite what it seemed to be. Yes, Tamara Shopsin and her husband, Jason, travel in India, and yes, the country comes under the sharp observation of a gifted artist, but it is not necessarily ABOUT travel. Her observations of herself and other people are similarly clear-eyed. Continue reading Book Echoes Artist’s Spare Style