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The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
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May 28, 07

bookshelves: indian-pakistani, bookclub, boston, immigrant-experience, book-to-film, fiction, 1001-books
Read in January, 2005

The movie was good...but the books is even better. Jhumpa Lahiri's novel tells the story of American immigrants and their American-born children's experiences living in America and the struggles they face in maintaining their unique cultural traditions.

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“On a sticky August evening two weeks before her due date, Ashima Ganguli stands in the kitchen of a Central Square apartment, combining Rice Krispies and Planters peanuts and chopped red onion in bowl.”
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake

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