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

Amy Richards says:

Lahiri expresses the tug and pull experienced by so many children of immigrant parents: the pull of being a modern American and the tug of a culture that represents home, truth and meaning. Although Lahiri's story is of an Indian family, it could be about any family from any other place in the world. And it's immensely helpful to those who celebrate the arrival of newcomers to America.


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.