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Unaccustomed Earth
by Jhumpa Lahiri

Published: 2008
Audio CD : 0 pages
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The theme thoughtout all the stories seems to be secrets. How do the secrets effect the characters?
by mssrose (see profile) 04/04/11

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  "Unaccustomed Earth"by ceebeew4 (see profile) 05/06/15

I loved this book, and didn't want it to end. The other members of our Book Club had mixed feelings. They all agreed it was well written and that she, Jhumpa Lahiri is an excellent author.

 
  "Unaccustomed Earth"by smharmes (see profile) 10/19/13

The short stories left you wanting for more of the story so left the imagination working--a good thing! Appreciated the some of the final stories completing the first ones....

 
  "Unaccustomed Earth"by marciae (see profile) 10/18/13

I don't usually read short stories, but I wascaptivated by these and her style of writing.

 
  "unexpected is right..."by readingissexy (see profile) 07/29/11

I'm not a short story reader so this was different for me. Initially I didn't know all of the stories were about Indian women per characters it seemed like I wouldn't be able to relate but its all about... (read more)

 
  "Family secrets"by dchase21 (see profile) 04/06/11

Lahiri is an excellent writer whose characters are well drawn and interesting. The 8 stories in this book deal with family and secrets. One or more of the family members are Indian, some 1st generation... (read more)

 
  "Secrets"by mssrose (see profile) 04/04/11

The author give descriptive info to the characters in her stories and how they effected each other.

 
  "Short stories that don't leave you short."by sitox3 (see profile) 12/02/10

I am not normally a fan of short stories. These are well-written and show insight into a different culture.

 
  "Just okay"by NHowell (see profile) 06/16/10

I thought this book was okay. I did not find it extremely exciting at times I found myself having a hard time staying focused on the stories, but overall I did think the book was just okay.

 
  "Enjoyed this"by idichandy (see profile) 02/02/10

 
  "I was disappointed..it was slow."by lollygil (see profile) 12/27/09

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