Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Interpreter of Maladies

Of course this is not a new book. Jhumpa Lahiri won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2000 with this collection of short stories. I read it several years ago and just picked it up again. I usually don't like short stories all that much because they're--well--just too short. I really like more character development and I find I'm just getting into the story and starting to know the character and then--it's over. But these stories are so well crafted that I was very satisfied with the reading. Even in just a glimpse that you're given, Lahiri makes her characters very knowable. If you haven't already read this one, I highly recommend it.


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