The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

The story of Sera, a middle class Parsi housewife and Bhima her illiterate, poor housekeeper. The women are friends, of a sort. Both women have troubles that they share with each other and they really do try to help each other as best they can. But the differences in class and power finally put a wedge between them that cannot be removed. Written with compassion and understanding. I can’t wait to read the sequel!