Monday, January 28, 2013

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

Unaccustomed EarthMy rating:  4.5

I typically don't care for short stories but I really enjoyed Unaccustomed Earth.  It may have been due to the delightful capturing of the cultures, the way that each story feels 'completed' at the end (even if I didn't want it to end) or just due to Lahiri's exquisite writing style.
I particularly enjoyed the stories of the generational/cultural differences and the last 'novella' of the trio of stories.  So well done.

I agree with other's that Lahiri's style is so similar that you don't want to read her books back-to-back but, I plan on reading all of them and would definitely recommend this one.

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