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The namesake
Jhumpa Lahiri
Adult Fiction LAHIRI

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MBH said:
I recommend this book to everyone!
posted Jun 11, 2006 at 2:59PM
budley said:
I love her writing. I've read her first book of short stories Interpreter of Maladies and enjoyed it as well. For me her words just roll off the page beautifully. It's a pleasure to read. I keep checking periodically to see if she has a new book. I certainly hope she continues to write.
posted Feb 24, 2007 at 8:23PM
Jen M said:
I too really enjoyed this book. I don’t know much about Indian culture but my husband is from another country and much of what she describes about the family in this book holds true for other immigrant populations as well.
posted Jun 11, 2007 at 8:14PM
Aggie said:
I listened to this book, writing was excellent, reader added a lot of depth and character, story is one of the best I’ve read on intercultural experiences. In some ways it reminded me of the Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Fadiman. I too look forward to more of Lahiri’s writing
posted Jul 20, 2008 at 6:20PM
Avatar for noendmom noendmom said:
I have read both of her collections of short stories and this, her novel. Her narratives are very descriptive and her language is precise. She paints wonderful pictures of a life that is a different culture than my own. I await more from this author.
posted May 12, 2011 at 7:10PM
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main characters Ashoke "Mithu" Ganguli
Male
East Indian
Ashima's husband through an arranged marriage; came to America to attain a PhD in engineering from MIT; embraces the American culture.

Ashima "Monu" Ganguli
Female
East Indian
Ashoke's wife through an arranged marriage; resists Americanization.

Gogol Ganguli/Nikhil
Male
East Indian-American
Wants to distance himself from his heritage; son of Ashoke and Ashima.



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