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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 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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