LIBRARY: Thrity Umrigar at the Hudson Library [4/17]

Join the Hudson Library & Historical Society on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. for an in-person author event with bestselling author and Cleveland resident Thrity Umrigar, who will discuss her newest book The Museum of Failures, which has been named Amazon’s Best Book of the Month.

*Please note, this is an in person event and registration is required to attend. To register, click here

Publisher’s Weekly opines, “[A] rich and emotionally gripping story about familial love and the destructive power of secrets...Umrigar continues to impress.” This author event is in recognition of the Celebrating Ohio Book Awards & Authors (COBAA) LSTA grant program.   

When Remy Wadia left India for the United States, he carried his resentment of his cold and inscrutable mother with him and has kept his distance from her. Years later, he returns to Bombay, planning to adopt a baby from a young pregnant girl—and to see his elderly mother again before it is too late. She is in the hospital, has stopped talking, and seems to have given up on life. Struck with guilt for not realizing just how ill she had become, Remy devotes himself to helping her recover and return home. But one day in her apartment he comes upon an old photograph that demands an explanation. As shocking family secrets surface, Remy finds himself reevaluating his entire childhood and his relationship to his parents, just as he is on the cusp of becoming a parent himself. Can Remy learn to forgive others for their human frailties, or is he too wedded to his sorrow and anger over his parents’ long-ago decisions? 

Thrity Umrigar is the bestselling author of nine previous novels, including Honor, which was a Reese's Book Club Pick, as well as three picture books and a memoir. Her books have been published in over fifteen countries and in several languages. A former journalist, she has contributed to the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and other newspapers. She is a recipient of the Nieman Fellowship to Harvard, and winner of the Cleveland Arts Prize, the Seth Rosenberg prize and a Lambda Literary award. She is currently a Distinguished University Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University. 

Registration for this program is required. Copies of The Museum of Failures will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
96 Library St.
Hudson, OH 44236
The Museum of Failures: A Novel By Thrity Umrigar Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781643753553
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 26th, 2023

This immersive story about family secrets and the power of forgiveness from the bestselling author of Reese’s Book Club pick Honor is a Book Riot Best Book of 2023.

When Remy Wadia left India for the United States, he carried his resentment of his cold and inscrutable mother with him and has kept his distance from her.


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