Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

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Bookflap: From the internationally best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a superbly crafted new work of fiction: eight stories – longer and more emotionally complex than any she has yet written – that take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand as they enter the lives of sisters and brothers, fathers and mothers, daughters and sons, friends and lovers.

Up until now I’d never met a book of short stories that I liked. Up until now. I read Unaccustomed Earth over two days. The final three (they are linked) took my breath away. I think this collection deserves all the acclaim it has received.

Library Reading Challenge (list post)

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I thought I had signed up for this challenge. I saw another post reference it today (thanks for the reminder Lynne!) and I saw that I wasn’t on the list. That must be the reason the button isn’t already on my blog. So, I will be joining as soon as I post this.

I’m going to read at least one library book/month so that puts me in the first level of the challenge (12 books total).
Reviews will be posted here.

Library books read:
1. The Sixteen Pleasures by Robert Hellenga
2. Philosophy Made Simple by Robert Hellenga
3. The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom
4. Espresso Shot by Cleo Coyle
5. The Long Walk Home by Will North
6. Eating Heaven by Jennie Shortridge
7. Everyone is Beautiful by Katherine Center
8. Sweet Love by Sarah Strohmeyer
9. Shelter Me by Juliette Fay
10.Instant Attraction by Jill Shalvis
11. The Last Chance Cafe by Linda Lael Miller
12.Wings by Aprilynne Pike