The Ministry of Utmost HappinessPaperback - 2018
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post * The Boston Globe * Minneapolis Star Tribune * NPR * Newsday * The Guardian * Financial Times * The Christian Science Monitor
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on an intimate journey across the Indian subcontinent--from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Delhi and the roads of the new city to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, where war is peace and peace is war. Braiding together the lives of a diverse cast of characters who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, patched together by acts of love--and by hope, here Arundhati Roy reinvents what a novel can do and can be.
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For April we will be discussing Arundhati Roy's The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. Roy braids together the lives of a diverse cast of characters who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued and patched together by acts of love and by hope. Copies of books for the discussion are available at the branch's circulation desk. (more)