Thrity Umrigar Book List

Best-selling novelist Thrity Umrigar shares her journey as a fiction writer, and the joys, challenges and perils of the writing life. She discusses the inspiration for our One Book, One Community selection, The Story Hour, at this compelling event. Ms. Umrigar is the author of six novels, including The Space Between Us, The World We Found, The Weight of Heaven, Bombay Time and If Today Be Sweet. Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of The Book Bin of Northbrook. A book signing will be held following the talk.

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Everybody's Son Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062442246
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Published: Harper - June 6th, 2017

After his mother, Juanita, goes out for a quick hit of cocaine and is trapped for a week by her dealer, ten-year-old Anton is fostered out to a blue-blooded judge.


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The Story Hour Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062259318
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 28th, 2015

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.


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The World We Found Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061938351
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 31st, 2012

Forty years after they were university students together in Bombay, three friends reunite to reminisce about their glory days when they learn that one is dying of cancer.


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$14.99
ISBN: 9780061472558
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 2nd, 2010

Filled with satisfyingly real characters and glowing with local color, "The Weight of Heaven" is a rare glimpse of a family and a country struggling under pressures beyond their control.


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First Darling of the Morning: Selected Memories of an Indian Childhood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061451614
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 21st, 2008

From the bestselling author of "The Space Between Us" comes a fascinating glimpse at the 1960s and 70s Bombay which Umrigar remembers. Two coming-of-age stories collide in this memoir--one of a small child, and one of a nation.


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If Today Be Sweet Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780061240249
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 27th, 2008

A beautifully written novel about a widow in Ohio dealing with the loss of her husband and country. After he died she has to make a decision - go back to India, the place where her fondest memories were born, or remain in Ohio with her only son and his American wife.


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ISBN: 9780060791568
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 6th, 2007

Devastating in its power, here is a searing novel that vividly captures the delicate balance of class and gender in contemporary India, as witnessed through the lives of an upper-middle-class Parsi housewife and her stoic, illiterate domestic worker.


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Bombay Time Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780312286231
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Published: St. Martins Press-3pl - September 5th, 2000

At the wedding of a young couple, the men and women of the unique community of Parsis look back on their youthful selves and the years that followed.


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Many of you know how we adore the Swedish novelist Fredrik Backman and the cast of characters he has created so far.  Well, it all began with one loveable but grumpy old man named Ove (pronounced Oo-vah).  The Swedish film adaptation has been overwhelmingly well-received so far and is a nominee for an Academy Award! Our congratulations go out to Fredrik Backman!

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A Man Called Ove Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476738024
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 5th, 2015

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My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501115073
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Published: Washington Square Press - April 5th, 2016

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Britt-Marie Was Here Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501142536
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Published: Atria Books - May 3rd, 2016

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And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer: A Novella Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501160486
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Published: Atria Books - November 1st, 2016

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