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message 1: by Sue (new)

Sue I am loving Unaccustomed Earth!! I'm sure eventually I'll read all of her writing.


message 2: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Isn't it wonderful?
This book is not supposed to be as good as those short stories, but I am enjoying it immensely. She's a gem.
She writes a lot about Boston, Cambridge and the 'burbs.


message 3: by Sue (new)

Sue I've noticed Boston in the stories. It adds a certain something, doesn't it.


message 4: by Barbara (new)

Barbara It's so easy to picture the places she mentions- Memorial Drive, Central and Harvard Squares, the Cape, etc.


message 5: by Diane (new)

Diane Did you like it as much as the short stories?


message 6: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely Have this in my tbr for ages. Your 4 stars are motivating me to move to soon tbr.


message 7: by Barbara (new)

Barbara She is such a fine, accomplished young writer!


message 8: by Diane (new)

Diane She sure is! I want you to read One Amazing Thing one of these days ;)


message 9: by Barbara (last edited Apr 05, 2011 11:42AM) (new)

Barbara I promise!! I have already reserved it from my library.


message 10: by Mag (new)

Mag Unaccustomed Earth was very good.


message 11: by Sue (new)

Sue Nice review Barbara. I definitely will be reading this.


message 12: by Diane (new)

Diane Barbara wrote: "I promise!! I have already reserved it from my library."

Great! :)


message 13: by Maria (new)

Maria Wonderful review. Of course you know how I feel re novel v. short.


message 14: by Barbara (last edited Apr 06, 2011 01:22PM) (new)

Barbara Diane, I just reserved another Indian writer's book.The God of Small Things . It was recommended by a non- GR friend.

Thanks again for pushing me along with Lahiri and One Amazing Thing . :)


message 15: by Diane (new)

Diane Oh, Barbara!! The God of Small Things is one of my top 5 favorite books of all times. Warning, it is not an easy read...it is detailed, and the story goes back and forth. Also, very heavy subject matters. It's not for everyone, but I hope you are one of those that like it.


message 16: by Sue (new)

Sue I found The God of Small Things to be very interesting but, as you indicated Diane, also not an easy read. Some of the writing was beautiful.


message 17: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Thanks D and S. I understand that it can be very upsetting and dark.


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