Friday, April 17, 2009

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

Rhode Island native, Jhumpa Lahiri continues to thrill readers with her newest book, Unaccustomed Earth, a collection of short stories.

Lahiri, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, writes books that pack an emotional punch. Her writing is flawless and her stories are wonderful windows into the human psyche and experience. Each of the eight stories in this collection is complex and multi-layered. Lahiri has an amazing ability to tell a rich and well developed tale within the limited confines of a short story. Each story vividly, accurately and powerfully exposes the characters’ humanity, foibles, loves, desires, heartaches and triumphs. Lahiri truly is a short story writer without equal.

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