Unaccustomed Earth

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 1, 2008 - Fiction - 352 pages
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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 most essential writers, Unaccustomed Earth exquisitely renders the most intricate workings of the heart and mind.

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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

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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

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Unaccustomed Earth
A Choice of Accommodations
Only Goodness
Nobodys Business
Once in a Lifetime
Years End
Going Ashore 2 94

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About the author (2008)

Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London and raised in Rhode Island. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the author of two previous books. Her debut collection of stories, Interpreter of Maladies, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and The New Yorker Debut of the Year. Her novel, The Namesake, was a New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, and was selected as one of the best books of the year by USA Today and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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