Biography

Thrity Umrigar

Thrity Umrigar is the author of seven novels --- EVERYBODY'S SON, THE STORY HOUR, THE WORLD WE FOUND, THE WEIGHT OF HEAVEN, THE SPACE BETWEEN US, IF TODAY BE SWEET and BOMBAY TIME --- and the memoir FIRST DARLING OF THE MORNING. A journalist for almost 20 years, she is the winner of the Nieman Fellowship to Harvard and the 2009 Cleveland Arts Prize. An professor of English at Case Western Reserve University, Umrigar lives in Cleveland.

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Books by Thrity Umrigar

by Thrity Umrigar - Fiction

During a terrible heat wave in 1991, 10-year-old Anton has been locked in an apartment in the projects alone for seven days. Hot, hungry and desperate, he shatters a window and climbs out. Juanita, his mother, is discovered in a crack house less than three blocks away, nearly unconscious and half-naked. Though the bond between mother and son is extremely strong, Anton is placed with child services while Juanita goes to jail. Desperate to have a child in the house again after the tragic death of his teenage son, Judge David Coleman uses his power and connections to keep his new foster son, Anton, with him and his wife --- actions that will have devastating consequences in the years to come.

by Thrity Umrigar - Fiction

Lakshmi Patil is lost in the sadness of her life. Dr. Maggie Bose is adrift and in danger of ruining her marriage. Brought together by Lakshmi’s suicide attempt, both women begin to see life from a new perspective, and realize their lives are more than what they perceive and can be more than what they thought. They begin their relationship as patient and doctor, and end up in a weird quasi-friendship from which neither can walk away.

by Thrity Umrigar - Fiction

Laleh, Kavita, Armaiti and Nishta were best friends in their Bombay college days, but they have since drifted apart. When Armaiti, now in the United States, is diagnosed with cancer, the four reunite and discover the lasting power of friendship.

by Thrity Umrigar - Fiction

In this richly textured and engrossing novel, Thrity Umrigar explores the relationship between two women whose connection transcends their place at opposite ends of the social spectrum of modern-day Bombay. Weaving between past and present, Umrigar reveals their shared struggles, their solitary hardships and the secrets that threaten to destroy them both.