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Thrity Umrigar

THE STORY HOUR

From the critically beloved, bestselling author of The World We Found and The Space Between Us, whom the New York Times Book review calls a “perceptive and...piercing writer,” comes a profound, heartbreakingly honest novel about friendship, family, secrets, forgiveness, and second chances

An experienced psychologist, Maggie carefully maintains emotional distance from her patients. But when she meets a young Indian woman who tried to kill herself, her professional detachment disintegrates. Cut off from her family in India, Lakshmi is desperately lonely and trapped in a loveless marriage to a domineering man...

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THE WORLD WE FOUND

The acclaimed author of The Space Between Us and The Weight of Heaven returns with a breathtaking, skillfully wrought story of four women and the unbreakable ties they share.

As 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 over the past thirty years. Following different paths, the quartet drifted apart, the day-to-day demands of work and family tempering the revolutionary fervor they once shared...

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THE WEIGHT OF HEAVEN

From the bestselling author of The Space Between Us comes an emotionally charged story of life, death, despair, and hope, and the lengths we will go to in the name of love.

When Frank and Ellie Benton lose their only child, seven-year-old Benny, to a sudden illness, the perfect life they'd built is shattered. Filled with wrenching memories, their Ann Arbor home becomes unbearable and their marriage founders. But an unexpected job half a world away offers them an opportunity to start again. Life in Girbaug, India, holds promise-and peril-when Frank befriends Ramesh, a bright, curious boy who quickly becomes the...

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FIRST DARLING OF THE MORNING

In this incredibly poignant memoir, Thrity Umrigar traces the arc of her Bombay childhood and adolescence—from her earliest memories growing up in a middle-class Parsi household to her eventual departure for the U.S. at age 21. Her emotionally charged scenes take an unflinching look at family issues once considered unspeakable—including intimate secrets, controversial political beliefs, and the consequences of parental discipline. Punishments and tempered hopes, struggles and small successes all weave together in this evocative, unforgettable coming-of-age tale...

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IF TODAY BE SWEET

IF TODAY BE SWEET, a novel, deals with the personal story behind one of the hot political issues of our time--immigration. It is the story of Tehmina Sethna, a middle-aged widow who faces the agonizing decision of which place to call home -- India or America, the past or the future. Her past belongs in India, where she lived a happy life with her husband, Rustom. Her future lies with her son, Sorab, who lives with his American wife and son in suburban Ohio. And at present, Tehmina is straddling two worlds, unable to decide where she belongs.The novel is also good-natured look at American society in general and American celebrity culture...

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THE SPACE BETWEEN US

Devastating in its power, remarkable in its achievement, here is a searing, addictively readable novel that vividly captures the delicate balance of class and gender in contemporary India—witnessed through the lives of two compelling women
Set in Bombay, The Space Between Us is a wondrously imagined, emotionally rich snapshot of modern India...

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