I’ve written before about how much I enjoy Jhumpa Lahiri’s writing, and her book of short stories Interpreter of Maladies is another example of her amazing talent. This book is gorgeously written. It’s simply lovely. The stories themselves are haunting and sad and full of characters who are searching and longing in a way that resonates even if you don’t identify with the specific cultural and relational themes in the book.
I still think that The Namesake is my favorite of Lahiri’s books so far, but if you enjoy short stories or are looking for a book you can read in short spurts, you may prefer Interpreter of Maladies. In any case, Lahiri is one of my new favorite authors and I’d highly recommend her work.