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Award-winning author to visit library


Aurora – Award-winning local author Thrity Umrigar will be speaking and signing copies of her new novel, The World We Found, on Saturday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m. at the Aurora Memorial Library. In her fourth novel, Umrigar, who is a native of Bombay, India, explores class and religious distinctions in modern day India as college friends who have grown apart are reunited when one is stricken with cancer.  Her previous books include The Space Between Us, If Today Be Sweet, and Bombay Time, as well as the memoir, First Darling of the Morning.
Umrigar came to the U.S. to attend graduate school at The Ohio State University.  She began her writing career as a newspaper reporter, and has written for the Akron Beacon Journal and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.  She is a recipient of the prestigious Neiman Fellowship at Harvard University, and her work has appeared in the Washington Post and the Boston Globe.   She currently serves as an associate professor of English at Case Western Reserve University.
There is no charge for this author visit, but pre-registration is requested via the library’s website, www.portagelibrary.org.  Books for purchase will be provided by the Learned Owl Book Shop of Hudson.  For more information on this or any other library program, visit the website or call 330-562-6502.
The Aurora Memorial Library, located at 115 E. Pioneer Trail, is open Mondays and Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The library is closed on Thursdays and Sundays.