The World We Found

I hate when I finish a Good Book!

The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar was a great read.  She is an Indian author who mixes the the Eastern and Western worlds.  I felt a kinship to each of the characters, 4 best friends that go their separate ways.  Then when one of the friends discovers she is seriously ill, she hopes to plan a reunion of her friends from many years ago.

I loved this story.  It spoke to me in so many ways, of traditions and culture.  Of the things we so often just do, without questioning, knowing it is easy than to question the reasons of the generation behind us.

I loved the men in this book.  I loved that despite it all, they loved their women… in their different ways.

I always hate when a book ends without giving me a definite happily ever after.  I found myself aching for some of the characters in this book.  I loved the quoted by Truman Capote… “More tears have been shed over answered prayers than unanswered.”  It made me pause, reflect and realize that I often only have myself to blame when things go my way.

I loved that I’m not so much a stranger to this India as I was a year ago.  Now, as I read I could physically go back to this place of sights, sounds and smells so different from my every day world.

I wish the pages had gone on, as I finished this book, ignoring the house work, making hotdogs for supper and emerged myself into the pages and places of this book.

A definite good read.

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One Response to The World We Found

  1. Laura says:

    I’m excited to read this book. I love Indian fiction! Another Indian author you may like (if you have not already read her) is Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. I read Sister of My Heart 2-3 months ago and loved it.

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