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The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar
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May 07, 12

Read from May 04 to 06, 2012

Back in the late 1970s Bombay, Armaiti, Laleh, Kavita and Nishta were close friends. They were often at the forefront of demonstrations that challenged authority and the status quo. Eventually Armaiti moved to America, and time and distance separated the four. Armaiti’s imminent death from a brain tumor will bring them all together one last time. That’s the story in a nutshell, but it is told with such skill and compassion. Friendship. Love. Marriage. Religion. Prejudice. Discrimination. Betrayal. The author weaves these topics flawlessly into a book I could not put down. While at first I was skeptical of Iqbal’s fundamentalist beliefs I began to see how he could have changed from one of the young women’s atheist friends to a devout Muslim, and it was heartbreaking. Some of the passages where Armaiti reflects upon her imminent death are so beautifully written that I had to read them again. Each of the characters was fully human and memorable. I have been a fan of Thrity Umrigar since I read The Space Between Us. Now I’m an even bigger fan.
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message 1: by Patty (new)

Patty I can't wait to see your review. I found The Weight of Heaven to be an amazing book. Hope this one is good also.


message 2: by Carol (new)

Carol How would this fair for a book discussion?


Candice Excellent. The characters and the choices they made and changes that occurred over the years would make a great discussion. Also the ending.


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