Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri

Nathanial Hawthorne’s introduction to The Scarlet Letter

“Human nature will not flourish, any more than a potato, if it be planted and replanted, for too long a series of generations, in the same worn-out soil. My children … shall strike their roots in unaccustomed earth.”

I am reading Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri and I can’t put this book down.  Actually sometimes I want to stop reading because all the characters jump out the page and right into you…sometimes you lay awake thinking about them…or you even hold the book in your hands reading each word carefully.. as you are preparing four curries on the stove.

There isn’t any murder, aliens, or car chases but the people she writes about in each of her short stories keep you asking what’s next.

Great stuff on Jhumpa Lahiri

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