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Sunday, January 21, 2018

2018 Challenge - Book #17 - Interpreter of Maladies

Today's review is for:

Interpreter of Maladies
Author: Juumpa Lahiri
Pages: 198

This is a collection of short stories.  Each story is about an Indian family that has to balance traditions with the modern world.  There is a story of a couple who struggles in the wake of a stillborn child.  Another about a woman who is having an affair with a married man.  An interpreter who works for a doctor but also drives tourist around India.  Another about a young woman with seizures that no one can find a husband for (yet this is all she wants).  A family who watches the war in India and Pakistan on TV - worrying about their families still in those countries.  And many more.

This was a pretty good book.  Most of the stories are short and entertaining.  They are well written, even though some of the stories end abruptly and go no where.  I didn't like it as well as her other books, but I am glad I read it.  It only took a few hours to read.

I would recommend it.  If you like her other books, you may enjoy this one.

Stars: 3 1/2

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