Unaccustomed Earth

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A&C Black, Aug 17, 2009 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Beginning in America, and spilling back over memories and generations to India, Unaccustomed Earth explores the heart of family life and the immigrant experience. Eight luminous stories - longer and richer than any Jhumpa Lahiri has yet written - take us from America to Europe, India and Thailand as they follow new lives forged in the wake of loss.

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User Review  - sarahmarie - Overstock.com

I love reading Lahiris writing because it is so real and so full of emotion. You can feel the stories in your heart if that makes sense She picks everyday topics of family love death friendship and writes about them in such a beautiful way. Read full review

A true story teller

User Review  - ManishV - Borders

Fans of Jhumpa Lahiri will not be disappointed by this latest collection of short stores. She has a gift for creating lush stores with great characters. The last thread was particularly engaging and kept my attention to the end. Read full review


PartOne Unaccustomed Earth
Only Goodness
Nobodys Business
Hema andKaushik
Going Ashore
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Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London of Bengali parents, and grew up in Rhode Island, USA. Her stories have appeared in many American journals and her first collection, Interpreter of Maladies, won the Pulitzer Prize 2000 for Fiction, the New Yorker Prize for Best First Book, the PEN/Hemingway Award and was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Award. Her novel, The Namesake, was published in 2003 and is now a major motion picture from the director of Monsoon Wedding. Jhumpa Lahiri lives in New York with her husband and two children.

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