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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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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.