Rohinton Mistry's novel, A Fine Balance, was recently announced as the latest pick in the Oprah book club--and it continues a fine tradition of Book Sense 76 selections making the Oprah list. A Fine Balance was a March/April 2000 Book Sense 76 Pick, and is available from Vintage.
In nominating the title, the staff at Book Works in Del Mar, California, noted: "When this epic novel of India set during Indira Ghandi's 'reign' during the 1970s came out a few years ago, a member of our staff read it and immediately passed it along to anyone who walked into our store. It's an incredible story of that 'fine balance' of life between hope and despair, love and hate, equal and unequal. Many customers have told us it's changed their lives."