Unaccustomed Earth

Jhumpa Lahiri

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I really enjoyed this book. Lahiri’s writing is powerful without feeling overwritten, and the stories are achingly understated–there is so much left unsaid that you can feel coursing under the surface. They are often sad, but not so much that you finish thinking “That was a sad story.” “UE” lived up to the expectations set by “The Namesake.” Tough to pick a favorite story, but I think the titular “Unaccustomed Earth” and “Only Goodness” tie for first place.

My Goodreads rating: 4 stars