Thought I’d leave a quick note about a book I just finished. It was recommended by my friend Kusum, and I’m forever thankful to her for finding this gem.
“Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri is a collection of stories mostly about Indian immigrants struggling to make their new home in America, yet keep their homeland customs and values.
Most immigrants go through some sort of cultural shock, I’m sure it’s even more pronounced for people coming from countries with such rich and distinctive history and traditions. Nonetheless, I think most of us, who ever moved away from home, can relate to Lahiri’s characters. That’s why it’s so easy to go with her from story to story.