About the Book:
Beginning in America, and spilling back over memories and generations to India, Unaccustomed Earth explores the heart of family life and the immigrant experience. Eight luminous stories - longer and richer than any Jhumpa Lahiri has yet written - take us from America to Europe, India and Thailand as they follow new lives forged in the wake of loss.
Interpreter of Maladies sold over 50,000 copies in the UK and over 1,000,000 in the US. The Namesake sold 30,000 copies in the UK and in the US sold over 1,000,000 and spent 48 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list Unaccustomed Earth debuted at Number One in the New York Times bestseller list, and Knopf have sold in hardback 200,000 copies Winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. The judges were so impressed that they dispensed with a short-list altogether
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Juhmpa Lahiri is a great story writer. Unaccustomed Earth shows her talent is in full bloom. Each of the eight stories in Unaccustomed Earth is superb. Every story is full of emotions and sentiments that are quoted so well in words. There is no gimmick in her writing. All the characters are shaped well that they all kept you stuck to the novel. The title story throws light on the relationship between a father and his daughter. They have different opinions which led to a frail bond between them. This is surely a powerful collection of short stories. Hats off to Jhumpa for such a dazzling fiction.
A very good fiction novel to read. Excellent work by Jhumpa Lahiri. This is straightway storytelling about issues which we all can relate ourselves with. All the stories are short yet written intelligently. This is the best fiction by her. All the stories are equally strong and touching that they don’t let you put the book down. Her work is masterful and confident. The title story revolves around Ruma and her widowed father who rarely talk about matters of real importance. A must read for all the book lovers.