One Sweet World

Not so important posts about a married couple living in Baltimore.

Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

"Interpreter of Maladies"

"Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri is a wonderful collection of short stories all of which revolve around the Indian culture. My favorite short story was "This Blessed House" where a newly married (arranged) couple move into a house together and the wife (Twinkle) finds all these Christian artifacts hidden all around the house that she insists on displaying, even though they are not Christian. The culmination of the story is when they have their house warming party and the guest go on a search of the attic for more Christian treasures when they find a bust of Christ himself! I absolutely loved this story.

This book was truly a pleasure to read, including both sad and heart warming stories. I have read another of her books, "The Namesake," and loved it equally as much.

Next up: "Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants" by Robert Sullivan. An interesting non-fiction study on rats! How great is that?!


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