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Book review: Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

Unaccustomed earth

I should probably talk about how completely lovely this collection of short stories is, but I got in a bike accident yesterday and all I want to do is somehow escape gravity and read even more. Typing kind of hurts.

I will say that Lahiri’s writing is completely gorgeous. Not that it’s super florid or something– rather, she’s an expert at capturing the  human condition with  ordinary language that feels so much richer.

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3 responses

  1. Love Jhumpa Lahiri and can’t wait to read this. I’m so sorry about your accident though! Hope you heal better soon.

    May 10, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    • glitteranddirt

      Thanks! The swelling is sort of going down, and has reduced to a throb and a greenish brown bruise. Progress, right?!

      May 16, 2013 at 9:25 am

  2. I replaced ‘get better’ with ‘heal’ then hit the Post Comment button without realizing the ‘better’ was still there. Will skedaddle now.

    May 10, 2013 at 3:39 pm

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