Thrity Umrigar’s new novel, The World We Found, is above all else a character-driven narrative, the story of friendship that transcends politics and religion. Though some aspects of the novel are uniquely Indian, many others are universal—the intimacies between couples, the vagaries of youth, the love of a mother for her child.
—Katherine Wyrick, in the January issue of BookPage
Bestselling author Thrity Umrigar’s latest novel, The World We Found, is about four old friends who have grown apart—and then reconnect when one grows terribly ill. (The women met as university students in Bombay in the 1970s.) The novel addresses political and religious fundamentalism and the changes in India over the last 40 years—but, as the quote above illustrates, it is ultimately a novel about four women and their friendship. Read more in an interview with Umrigar from the January issue of BookPage.
This week—’cause we love ya!—we’re giving away The World We Found in addition to two of our Top Picks from the January issue: The Invisible Ones by Stef Penny (Top Pick in Fiction) and The Jaguar by T. Jefferson Parker (Top Pick in Mystery). Here’s how you can win them. . .
TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the name of your favorite friendship story. Bonus points if it takes place outside of the United States.
CONTEST DETAILS: One winner will be chosen by random.org from among entries received by 5 pm CST on Friday, January 20. The winner will receive The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar; The Jaguar by T. Jefferson Parker; and The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney.
ETA: Congratulations to our winner, papercuts1, whose favorite friendship stories are Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter and German children’s classic Pünktchen und Anton.
Thank you to all who entered! Contest is now closed.