A story of survival, hope, and inspiration, One Amazing Thing is a novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.
The novel follows a group of random strangers trapped in the basement of the Indian Consulate building in California following a major earthquake.
With little or no hope of being found in the earthquake rubble, the diverse group of people begin telling their personal stories of "One Amazing Thing" that shaped or made their lives. All this in an effort of keeping their spirits up in the midst of the question "Will we get out of here?"
The author has written other novels, including The Mistress of Spices and The Palace of Illusions.
Review and excerpt from NPR.