These eight stories by beloved and bestselling author Jhumpa Lahiri take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand, as they explore the secrets at the heart of family life. Here they enter the worlds of sisters and brothers, fathers and mothers, daughters and sons, friends and lovers. Rich with the signature gifts that have established Jhumpa Lahiri as one of our...more
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Of course the last 3 stories could be a novella, and we are lucky not to have to buy a separate book to experience them.
Wonderful characters, wonderful stories, wonderful writing.
In each of the eight stories in this collection by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri, the characters ...more
Lahiri's protagonists might all be Bengalis from India taking root in America and then often abroad, but their secrets, hopes and dreams are universal. The stories' endings are particularly powerful, ful ...more
All I can glean out of the dusty recesses of my memory about this excellent collection of Indo-nostalgic short stories is feeling an ephemeral sense of loss. I remember it leaving me in the throes of a synthesized lonelines ...more
This has broadened my view of ...more
The first story in the book is ‘Unaccustomed Earth’ and I was lost in this book right from the first page and there’s no use in pretending otherwise. The common theme in all these stories is that they narrate about the NRI lives and their everyday nuisance. Be it a mother daughter bonding, or the r ...more
This book divided into two parts holding every three-dimensional character is vividly picturesque.
Part one embraces five different stories, while part two narrated from two different POVs combining itself into one slightly long keen tale.
The very first story – the title itself elaborates connection between grandfather-grandson and daughter-father. Th ...more
I couldn't pick a favorite story in this collection -- they all meant something special to me. I hope you find something in them, too.
This book is a collection of short stories. The first half is c ...more
Of the first part of the book, I loved "Unaccustomed Earth", "Hell-Heaven", and "Only Goodness." The other two stories were great, but those three are my favourite--particu ...more
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I think she does best with her short story collections. This is he ...more
Lahiri graduated from South Kingstown High School and later received her B.A. in English literature from Barnard College in 1989. She then received multiple d ...more