About the book
Beginning in America, and spilling back over memories and generations to India, Unaccustomed Earth explores the heart of family life and the immigrant experience. Eight luminous stories – longer and richer than any Jhumpa Lahiri has yet written – take us from America to Europe, India and Thailand as they follow new lives forged in the wake of loss.
Reviewed by The Benches
An interesting, well written selection of short stories culminating with a group of three related tales…almost a novella. Some characters lacked definition, all stories have a sense of loss, each character seemed disassociated both from friends and family. We rated this book as a little above average.
Star rating ***
2 thoughts on “Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri”
Reviewed by Perspectives
Well written stories which draw you in. Haunting, stories stay with you, so good basis for discussion. Quite powerful.
Star rating ****
Review by The Democrats reading group:
We enjoyed the stories to varying degrees – but found the links between the them and the themes that ran through out prompted some great discussions.
Star rating: ***