World We Found

By Thrity N. Umrigar
(HarperCollins Publishers Inc, Paperback, 9780062130259)

Publication Date: January 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the January 2012 Indie Next List
“Umrigar's latest recalls the halcyon days at university in 1970's Bombay, which were characterized by intense friendships, fierce ambitions and a determination to change the world, as remembered by four women whose lives have ended up radically different from their collegiate dreams: one, dying in America, whose last wish is to see her three friends, two living in upper middle class Mumbai, and the fourth who has been long-estranged from their circle. Painful secrets, both past and present, threaten to prevent the reunion. Blood may be thicker than water, but Umrigar proves that friendship is thicker than blood in this marvelous novel that is both fascinating and disturbing by turns.”
-- Emily Crowe, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall '12 Reading Group List

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  1. The World We Found is the story of four close friends—Armaiti, Kavita, Laleh, and Nishta—separated by time and the detours of life. Compare and contrast the four friends both as students and as adults. What does their friendship mean to them? What is the significance of Armaiti in each of these women’s lives?

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