Russian Mom Reads

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.  

Thumbs up!


  1. ladyredspecs says:

    I have loved this author since hearing one of her short stories read on a podcast from PRI shorts, she has great pathos for the human condition.

  2. themommygames says:

    I read this a few years ago and LOVED it! I haven’t read much in the way of short stories, and didn’t know how I would feel about it, but was pleasantly surprised.

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