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  • Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
  • Year Published: 1999
  • Description: 198 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 1050

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0618101365 :
  • 039592720X (softcover)


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Interpreter of maladies

by Lahiri, Jhumpa.

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Call number: Fiction

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A temporary matter -- When Mr. Pirzada came to dine -- Interpreter of maladies -- A real durwan -- Sexy -- Mrs. Sen's -- This blessed house -- The treatment of Bibi Haldar -- The third and final continent.

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Wonderful Collection of Short Stories

This book is filled with an assortment of short stories which revolve around the lives of various Indian and Indian-Americans. Each story is well crafted and pulls the reader in, and while the stories are not connected, one can sense the similarities of ethnicity which bind the characters together. Each story features different characters in different places and times, each of whom is struggling with something. Each story is wonderful and seems very complete, despite their shortness. I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for well written stories which are easy to read despite the complexity of the characters. Ms. Lahiri is a great writer and I look forward to reading more of her works.

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