Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday; The World We Found; Thrity Umrigar


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! Want to participate? Post your own WOW entry on your blog, and leave your link at Breaking the Spine. This week's selection happens to be from a favorite author of mine. I think her writing is beautiful.  Have you read any of her books?


January 3, 2012 - Harper Collins

University students in late 1970s Bombay, Armaiti, Laleh, Kavita, and Nishta were inseparable. Spirited and unconventional, they challenged authority and fought for a better world. But much has changed in the thirty years since those heady days. Following different paths, the quartet has drifted apart, and the day-to-day demands of work and family have tempered the revolutionary fervor they shared. Then comes devastating news: Armaiti, who moved to America, is dying and wants to see the old friends she left behind. In the course of their journey to reconnect, Armaiti, Laleh, Kavita, and Nishta must confront the truths of their lives—acknowledge long-held regrets, face painful secrets and hidden desires, and reconcile their idealistic past and their compromised present. 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 the power of love to change lives, The World We Found also offers an indelible portrait of modern India—a nation struggling to bridge economic, religious, gender, and generational divides.

22 comments:

  1. This one sounds really good. It'll be 2012 soon enough.

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  2. I haven't read Umrigar yet, but The pace Between Us is near the top of my tbr pile.

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  3. Sounds like a very good book to wait for!

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  4. I love Thrity Umrigar and have read a lot of her books. I am also really excited about this one, and just can't wait to read it. Have you read Bombay Time? I think it was her first, and it was very good. I would recommend it to you.

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  5. Wow! I haven't read this author yet, but the story grips my heart. It spotlights a time when passion, fervor, and fighting against injustice ruled the day.

    And I love stories of people connecting after a long time...and secrets. Love secrets!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY WOW POST and
    MY WEBSITE

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  6. I've heard a lot of good things about this author but have yet to read any of her books. This one sounds very promising.

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  7. Ooooh, this does sound good. I've read a couple of hers. I'll have to put this one down on my list too.

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  8. A story about old friends reuniting after a long time has been done countless times, but it's a good frame for a character study. This is probably very well done and I'm interested.

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  9. I got this at SIBA and did a little happy dance when I did. I can't wait to read it.

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  10. Thrity is an author I've been meaning to read for years now. I'm glad to see she has a new book coming out, and I'll have to make sure to finally read her!

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  11. Must put this one on my tbr list, sounds great.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday_21.html

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  12. Diane, I haven't read anything by this author. This sounds excellent!

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  13. I haven't read anything set in India since I read Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance (which I LOVED!). I'll be interested to hear how you like this one.

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  14. That sounds like quite an interesting journey!

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  15. I have this one on my list, but it will be my first of hers. Do you have a favorite?

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  16. A new Umrigar for me. This goes to my list of course.

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  17. Ooh! This author is sort of hit or miss for me, but I'd try another of hers. Now I'm waiting for it, too!

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  18. I'm excited that Umrifar is coming out with a new book and it sounds quite good. Of course, there are still a few of her older books I want to read.
    Great choice!

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  19. So excited to see a new book on the horizon from this author !

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