Sunday, March 14, 2010

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

I'm not sure why it has taken me so long to pull this book off of my shelf, but it was such a treat spending my Sunday reading this in one sitting.  It is a collection of short stories, some taking place in America and others taking place in India.  I had my favorites, but I enjoyed them all.  A Temporary Matter and A Real Durwan were the most moving, as well as the most heartbreaking, in my opinion.  I always feel like I am left with unanswered questions when I read short stories, and maybe that's what has kept the book on my shelf waiting.  I had some here as well, but I only think it's because I wanted more or I just wanted a happier ending for a few characters who I grew attached to very quickly.  Don't miss this book. 5/5


Literary Feline said...

I think it takes a real gift to write short stories well and not everyone who writes them has that gift. This author does. I am so glad you enjoyed this collection, Christine. I did too. :-)

Christine said...

I really did, Wendy. Thanks to you for pushing me in that direction with your blog posts.