I am participating in several reading challenges, one being the 100 Bestsellers List. Here’s my review for Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri.
This post does not contain spoilers.
Short Story Collection
Unaccustomed Earth is a bit unusual in that it is actually a collection of short stories. Part One consists of five different stories and Part Two has three stories centered around the same two main characters over the span of several decades. All the characters are Bengali immigrants adjusting to life in America.
For the most part, Lahiri’s stories were easy to read, with characters keeping secrets and experiencing life’s disappointments and hardships. Some of the stories were more memorable than others. A week after reading Part One, I could only remember three of the five short story plots.