The Most Addictive Books of the Last 25 Years
Here they are, in no particular order: the books we passed on to our closest friends, fought over at book club, lugged with us on every move and think about still. You can view the full list or start with...
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Interpreter of Maladies
198 pages; Mariner Books
Available at:Amazon.com | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books | IndieBound
Because change is inevitable...and nobody knows what the heck to do about it.
With these nine short stories, Jhumpa Lahiri opened a window onto the experiences of Indian families dealing with a rapidly transforming world—be they living in Calcutta or Cambridge, Massachusetts. The author's details about this specific culture were so precise and evocative, and yet her insights into family dynamics, homesickness and the ways we grapple with shifting circumstances resonated with us all. The first of these elegant stories opens: "The notice informed them that it was a temporary matter..." And therein lies the dilemma of all of our lives.
— Dawn Raffel