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Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
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Aug 19, 2009

really liked it
Read in January, 2012

I am new to short stories. It took a little while for the book to draw me in, as I incorrectly thought that the stories were isolated anecdotes. However once I gave it chance, I realized that the stories of Indian culture, Indian expats, and Indian Americans were all well written stories of love. A community's caring for an invalid. A woman's lust for a married man. A child's adoration for an elder. A husband and wife's falling out of love. While the stories are often detailing mundane aspects of daily life, the exceptional writing is of a calming and reflective mood that plays on the many facets of love.
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