Ruchika Tomar’s ‘A Prayer For Travelers’ is a vital book about trauma, friendship, and the female experience

Ruchika Tomar’s ‘A Prayer For Travelers’ is a vital book about trauma, friendship, and the female experience

Ruchika Tomar doesn’t think a lot of men will read her book. But they should. Trust me. 

On its surface, A Prayer for Travelers is about a woman trying to track down her missing friend in the desert. However, the novel subverts all expectations of that logline. It is a captivating and eye-opening work about the female experience and the true beauty in Tomar’s work is how she approaches trauma. 

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