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As students in 1970s Bombay, Armaiti, Laleh, Kavita, and Nishta were inseparable, but the quartet has since drifted apart.
When Armaiti, now living in America, learns that she is gravely ill, she hopes to see the friends she left behind thirty years ago.
For Laleh, reunion is bittersweet, but she promises to fulfill her friend’s wish. She convinces Kavita to put aside the past, and the two search for Nishta, who has long been hiding in a bitter, oppressive marriage. In the course of their journey to reconnect, the four women must confront the truths of their lives and acknowledge long-held regrets, secrets, and desires. And they will have to decide what matters most, a choice that just may help them reclaim the extraordinary world they once found.
Exploring the enduring bonds of friendship and offering an unforgettable portrait of modern India, The World We Found is a dazzling masterwork from the remarkable Thrity Umrigar.
This story gives the reader an insightful look into modern Indian culture and its juxtaposed with modern American life. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Alumine Andrew
This was a GREAT book So happy that I was forced to read it <3Published 27 days ago by Nikki Novello
I found this novel flawed, but am giving it five stars for one reason: the utterly amazing depiction of the characters Iqbal and Nishta and their tormented marriage. Read morePublished 1 month ago by leila
Interesting study of an Indian (Bengali) family who moves to the US, and the cultural differences and how they are resolved, or not...Published 1 month ago by Thikacat
Umrigar's beautiful sentences bring a bustling India to life. The novel starts out in America, though, where Armitai is dying of a brain tumor. Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. Maxwell
This seemed too much like chick lit to me. I was disappointed as the beginning of the book didn't give that impression.Published 2 months ago by Catherine Wierz
I really loved this book. The story of these women and their friendships from college kept me completely engaged. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sandra Perlman