Monday, September 20, 2010

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

I love good writing about relationships and that is what I found in Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth. The stories are about the lives of Bengali immigrants in the U.S., yet they have a universal appeal. The links between parent and offspring, between siblings or roommates, and husband and wife are explored delicately and with insight. The stories are also about healing and forgiveness, the qualities that help get us through the pain of loss and the hurts we inflict on the people closest to us.

Sarita Choudhury and Ajay Naidu perform the Random House audio edition (10 hours) and their alternating male and female voices make this a very pleasant listening experience.

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