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Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
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Sep 04, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-2012, audiobooks, india, short-stories-novellas-essays

I wasn't sure I would like this at first. It's a bunch of short stories, first of all, which I am always somewhat suspicious of. And the cover (yeah, ok, I judged by it a little) seems kind of sappy and overly sentimental somehow. But I pretty quickly got sucked in, to pretty much every story, even when they involved a totally new set of characters. Though at times the male narrator got on my nerves with the way he emphasized certain words, for the most part listening to the audiobook was a really enjoyable experience, and I was very pleasantly surprised to find myself so involved! I will probably check out some of Lahiri's other books at some point.
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Reading Progress

September 4, 2012 – Shelved
October 28, 2012 – Started Reading
October 28, 2012 – Shelved as: read-in-2012
October 28, 2012 – Shelved as: audiobooks
October 28, 2012 – Shelved as: india
October 28, 2012 – Shelved as: short-stories-novellas-essays
October 30, 2012 –
25.0%
October 31, 2012 –
40.0%
November 1, 2012 – Finished Reading

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