Well Rounded Reading Cooperative (WRRC)

Category-Based Online Book Club ~ To Learn and Share our Literary Treasures
 
HomeHome  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  

Share | 
 

 Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Nicole

avatar

Posts : 19
Join date : 2008-11-29
Location : New York City

PostSubject: Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri   Sat 02 May 2009, 11:40 am

My May selection is Unaccustomed Earth listed in the New York Times Trade Fiction Best Sellers. The read was recommended by a friend.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Nicole

avatar

Posts : 19
Join date : 2008-11-29
Location : New York City

PostSubject: Re: Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri   Sat 06 Jun 2009, 8:12 am

Unaccustomed Earth is written by Jhumpa Lahiri, winner of a Pulitzer prize
for The Namesake. Eight short stories explore the universal emotional
connections of emigrants/immigrants from as far away as India, Thailand,
and as close as Cambridge and Seattle.

Each story stands alone, but reflects a variation on life, death, love and faith.
Lahiri describes parents' expectations for their children success, and children's
rebellion against traditional values. Conflict generated by modern ways insert itself in each story.

Lahiri flushes out honest emotions in each of her characters. Scenes truly
resonate with powerful, true to life dialogues. The reader has the impression that
each story could be expanded into full length novels. When one reads a succession of
short stories, endings tend to be uneven and disappointing, but this is not the case
with Unaccustomed Earth. The author is truly gifted and each story is beautifully
crafted. An enjoyable read.
I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Top 10 Smartest Animals on Earth
» Sin & Punishment (N64)

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Well Rounded Reading Cooperative (WRRC) :: The Twelve Categories - 2009 :: 9. The Buzz Listers-
Jump to: