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Publisher Comments:

From the internationally bestselling, 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 hes harboring a secret from his daughter, a love affair hes keeping all to himself. In “A Choice of Accommodations,” a husbands attempt to turn an old friends 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-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.

Synopsis:

Eight luminous stories--including a linked trio that explore the power of love, fate, and the secrets that lie at the heart of family life--from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Interpreter of Maladies" and "The Namesake." Unabridged. 7 CDs.

About the Author

Jhumpa Lahiri is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her debut collection of stories, Interpreter of Maladies, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and The New Yorker Debut of the Year. Her novel The Namesake was a New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, and was selected as one of the best books of the year by many publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739341797
Subtitle:
Stories
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Read by:
Choudhury, Sarita
Read by:
Naidu, Ajay
Read:
Choudhury, Sarita
Read:
Naidu, Ajay
Author:
arita Choudhury
Author:
Lahiri, Jhumpa
Author:
Naidu, Ajay
Author:
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Author:
Choudhury, Sarita
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Family
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
short stories;fiction;india;immigrants;family;bengali;stories;immigration;american;contemporary fiction;relationships;literary fiction;short story;21st century;indian americans;love;indian-american;literature;boston;us;immigrant experience;short fiction;j
Subject:
short stories;fiction;india;immigrants;family;bengali;stories;immigration;american;contemporary fiction;relationships;literary fiction;short story;21st century;indian americans;love;indian-american;literature;boston;us;immigrant experience;short fiction;j
Edition Description:
Eight CD
Publication Date:
20080401
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.00x5.10x1.16 in. .55 lbs.
Media Run Time:
600

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"Synopsis" by , Eight luminous stories--including a linked trio that explore the power of love, fate, and the secrets that lie at the heart of family life--from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Interpreter of Maladies" and "The Namesake." Unabridged. 7 CDs.
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