A fine piece of storytelling that shows a deep and empathetic understanding of human nature and its many flaws and virtues. Heartbreaking at times, heartwarming at others; engrossing, non-judgemental and so very real.'- Madhulika Liddle,novelist and award-winning writerTHE SUM OF ALL MY PARTS is a gripping and poignant story that centers on women and relationships. It has everything, be it tragedy, heartbreak, courage, conviction, catharsis, humour or romance. The protagonist, Mariam, is living the retired life of an old woman in a quiet Vellore suburb. She teaches four woman how to crochet and all of them recount their lives while crocheting. their time together is refuge for them all. Of these four woman, one is merely 15, already married and pregnant, but doesn't want the child. The second has been married for 3 years but hasn't conceived yet. The third is in love with someone who is not her husband and is scared to break free from the shackles of marriage. And the fourth is sick of managing her home, son and mother-in-law all by herself, while her husband lives and works in Dubai. All the stories blend seamlessly. The conceptulization is brilliant and the narrative us beautiful. this engrossing tale of the lives of four ordinary women will surely invoke myriad feelings in the reader.