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Subject: Jhumpa Lahiri
Date Posted: 3/3/2011 4:40 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2010
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I'm having an immaginary love affair with Jhumpa Lahiri. I've read The Namesake twice and loved it each time. Now I've finished reading Interpreter of Maladies, a collection of stories. Among them were some of the very best stories I've read. They inspired me to write on several occasions, which is always a good thing.  


Is anyone else a huge fan of Jhumpa Lahiri? 

Date Posted: 3/3/2011 6:10 PM ET
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Yes! I love both of those books! I have not had a chance to read Unaccustomed Earth. Thanks for the reminder.

Beautiful, multi-layered writing and excellent character development.

Date Posted: 4/15/2011 12:41 AM ET
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i LOVE jhumpa lahiri! i've read the namesake and unaccustomed earth that my friend let me borrow and have been wanting to read more.  . i wished the stories didn't end where they had!  i would love to read interpreter of maladies, if you ever post it up!


absolutely love learning new things about her culture and i've found myself at the indian grocery market fairly often too. heh heh


but yeah, she really does write well. i'm a little picky, too :) 

Date Posted: 4/15/2011 3:06 PM ET
Member Since: 10/17/2006
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Another woman writer you might enjoy is Bharati Mukherjee.   She is the author of The Middleman and Other Stories, a book of short stories, and The Holder of the World, a novel.   Those were earlier works of hers, and The Middleman was compared by some critics to the stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer, another writer about immigrants to "the New World". 

You might like to take a look at three of Mukherjee's newer works that are related to one another: Desirable Daughters (2002); The Tree Bride (2004); and Miss New India (2011).    ("Call centers" located in India figure in the last-named work.) 


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