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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,068 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thrity Umrigar Narrator: Soneela Nankani Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781464045127
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Bestselling 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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • The World We Found is stunning in its credibility and nuance…This is a novel that rewards reading, and even re-reading. The World We Found is a powerful meditation.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Umrigar renders a vivid portrait of modern-day India as she meditates upon the power of friendship, loyalty, and love. Like her previous works, The World We Found is eloquent and evocative, bitter and sweet.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • Selected for the January 2012 Indie Next List
  • Winner of the 2013 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian General Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christi Anthony | 2/19/2014

    " interesting story about love and the risks of trying to protect those we love. if you hold too tightly or try to bottle it, it may disappear. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 2/15/2014

    " I did not enjoy how this book ended. It was abrupt and somewhat disappointing. I felt a bit cheated-- almost like I wasted my time on this book. I was left unsatisfied. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz Sieloff simpson | 2/15/2014

    " 3.5 stars. I enjoyed this book. Loved the characters that get reunited. It was interesting to see the relationships on that side of the world and their perspectives. A nice easy read of enjoyable characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet Sydnor | 2/13/2014

    " An interesting look at how friendship evolves and how some people remain important to you even if you haven't spoken in many years. I liked learning more about the complexity of race, religion and class in India. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Redding | 2/11/2014

    " I really enjoyed her previous work "The Space Between Us" and am anxious to try this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol C | 2/9/2014

    " .I completely enjoyed this book, so much so that I stayed on the dreaded recumbent bike at the gym for an entire hour in order to finish it! I found the descriptions of life in India, the dynamics of the women's friendships, and the ethical dilemmas fascinating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcia | 1/31/2014

    " Loved The Space Between Us - awaited this new one by Thrity --- but very disappointed. Sorry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 1/24/2014

    " Another wonderful book by this author. It did however seem to end abruptly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri Jacobson | 1/17/2014

    " This novel is about 4 women in India who become close friends in college and then drift apart during the next 25 years. They come back together when one of the women is diagnosed with a terminal illness. The book tells the story of each of their lives and how they have changed over the years. I liked the plot and the characters. Pretty good writing, some flashes of great writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy Westfere | 1/16/2014

    " Loved loved loved this book!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Helms | 1/7/2014

    " I loved this book. Full of rich characters. I love the writing style. I am looking for more by this author. Truly gripping. I finished it very quickly. Thank you First Reads! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 1/6/2014

    " I enjoyed reading this novel of contemporary India. I liked the themes of friendship and how people change from who they were when they were in college, to the people they become at age 50. This book would be good for book club. We really liked her novel 'The Space Between Us'. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marna | 1/2/2014

    " The book seemed to just 'drop off' at the end. Not what I had envisioned from the beginning. An interesting read nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 11/30/2013

    " Skillfully story of four women and the unbreakable ties they share and the choices they make. Once start reading this author I can't stop 'til finished. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesse Kimmel-Freeman | 11/11/2013

    " Great book. Interesting story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamillah | 10/7/2013

    " I really enjoyed learning about aspects of this culture and exploring the bonds of the characters friendship. The ending was bizarre and it was unclear if this whole thing was going to just blow up in all of their faces. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Craig Moyer | 9/2/2013

    " A little too Joy Luck Club-ish for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darcy | 4/5/2013

    " Umrigar writes beautifully "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kk | 12/3/2012

    " Interesting read but not impressive. Unrealistic "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 10/14/2012

    " Looking forward to hearing Thrity Umrigar present at College of St Mary's in April! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K1 | 7/1/2012

    " Compelling and beautifully written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber McGinnis | 6/22/2012

    " Liked it...until it abruptly ended in what seemed like the middle of the story! I am not a "process" person - I am all about the results - so this story felt altogether unfulfilling tome. "

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About the Author

Thrity Umrigar was born in Bombay, India, and came to the US when she was twenty-one. Her parents encouraged her to major in business, but she went on from her undergraduate degree to get a Master’s in journalism before eventually getting her PhD in English. Now, she is the bestselling author of such novels as Bombay Time, The Space between Us, If Today Be Sweet, and The Weight of Heaven. She also does occasional freelance pieces for national publications and has written for the Washington Post and Boston Globe’s book pages.

About the Narrator

Soneela Nankani is a New York–based actress, voice-over artist, and singer. She has worked with the Sojourn Theatre, Classical Theatre of Harlem, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.