Every Book by Jhumpa Lahiri

shelved under Books by... and Fiction

It seems a little absurd to write a list of an author's "complete works" when the author at hand has only written three books. But when the books are as good as these are — three absolutely outstanding books — it seems wrong not to write the list.

If you love great fiction, and somehow you haven't yet read at least one book by Jhumpa Lahiri... you owe it to yourself to try one of her books.


Unaccustomed Earth

by Jhumpa Lahiri

Monera from Menlo Park, CA says:

These eight stories are like art photographs; snapshots with a back story but still leaving you wanting more. She writes well and it is a peek into a world that seems sometimes closed off to outsiders. Reminds me of an Indian Amy Tan.


The Namesake

by Jhumpa Lahiri

Judy Brandemihl from Norwalk, Ca says:

When this was selected by our book discussion group I was disappointed. I'd never read anything by an Indian author before and, frankly, I didn't think I'd like it. I'm ashamed to say that I expected it to be too "foreign" to hold my attention. Boy, was I wrong. This story of an arranged marriage was magnetic from the beginning. I felt like a voyeur as I watched their love form and deepen into something as strong and lasting as the ancient culture the lovers were born into. Love is love, no matter what the culture or background and this story is one of the best. It's a rare visit to another land and another way of life and I can guarantee you won't regret the trip.


Interpreter of Maladies

by Jhumpa Lahiri

Tina Nole says:

I think this title is soooo fantastic and just says it all. Lahiri here does quite a bit of interpreting maladies on this collection of short stories.