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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (39,682 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jhumpa Lahiri Narrator: Sarita Choudhury, Ajay Naid Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the internationally best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a superbly crafted new work of fiction: eight stories that take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand.

In the stunning title story, Ruma, a young mother in a new city, is visited by her father, who carefully tends the earth of her garden, where he and his grandson form a special bond. But he's harboring a secret from his daughter, a love affair he's keeping all to himself.

In A Choice of Accommodations, a husband's attempt to turn an old friend's wedding into a romantic getaway weekend with his wife takes a dark, revealing turn as the party lasts deep into the night.

In Only Goodness, a sister eager to give her younger brother the perfect childhood she never had is overwhelmed by guilt, anguish, and anger when his alcoholism threatens her family.

And in Hema and Kaushik - a trio of linked stories and a luminous, intensely compelling elegy of life, death, love, and fate - we follow the lives of a girl and boy who, one winter, share a house in Massachusetts. They travel from innocence to experience on separate, sometimes painful paths, until destiny brings them together again years later in Rome. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tzviya | 2/16/2014

    " Short stories are clearly Lahiri's art. Some of these are as good as Interpreter of Maladies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Evelyn Leong | 2/14/2014

    " I love this author's voice, writing style, and sense of place. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Allison Long | 2/13/2014

    " 'Unaccustomed Earth' was amazing. The loosely connected short stories 'Hema and Kaushik' are absolutely beautiful and haunting and everything right about words. Normally, I don't read a lot of short story collections, but writers like Jhumpa Lahiri and Alice Munro always make me think I should change that. Really, really excellent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Scott Bischke | 2/13/2014

    " An enjoyable return to short stories, beautifully crafted. I greatly enjoy Jhumpa's writing but worry that all of her writing too singly thematic: the highly intelligent first generation Indian or Pakistani played off against the traditional parents who are newly struggling to live in the US or England. Beautiful stories, but let's hope that in future efforts she stretches herself to new heights. "

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