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The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
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Jun 23, 09

bookshelves: on-the-bookshelf, pleasure-reads
Read in June, 2009

I have to say that I am in awe of writers who can write about a relatively ordinary person's life and make it compelling. There are very few writers who can do this effectively and Lahiri is definitely one of them. I will confess that I wasn't as impressed with this novel as I was with her two volumes of short stories, but still, even her less impressive work is more impressive than most of the stuff I read.
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