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The World We Found (Digital Audiobook)

By Thrity Umrigar, Soneela Nankani (Narrator)

Publication Date: May 17, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, Large Print (1/3/2012)
Paperback (7/31/2012)

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“Umrigar's latest recalls the halcyon days at university in 1970s 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
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Best-selling author and PEN/Beyond Margins Award finalist Thrity Umrigar's acclaimed novels "resonate with rich prose and vibrant depictions of India" (Booklist). In The World We Found, Armaiti, Laleh, Kavita, and Nishta-once friends at the University of Bombay-reconnect 30 years later when Armaiti is diagnosed with cancer. Coming together, all four women are forced to reexamine their lives. "[A] powerful meditation on friendship, on loss, and all the regrets of middle age ." -Boston Globe