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A new book to read on your rides

Posted by at Aug 06, 2013 01:00 PM |
Books on the Bus announces the summer/fall 2013 selection.

Books on the Bus is excited to announce the selection for summer/fall 2013: Unaccustomed Earth, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri.

Lahiri is the author of a number of acclaimed books, including Interpreter of Maladies, The Namesake, and the soon-to-be released novel, The Lowland. Unaccustomed Earth is a collection of stories that explore the experiences of Bengali immigrants in the United States. The title story is set in the Seattle area.

"These eight stories by beloved and bestselling author Jhumpa Lahiri take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand, as they explore the secrets at the heart of family life. Here they enter the worlds of sisters and brothers, fathers and mothers, daughters and sons, friends and lovers. Rich with the signature gifts that have established Jhumpa Lahiri as one of our most essential writers, Unaccustomed Earth exquisitely renders the most intricate workings of the heart and mind."

Unaccustomed Earth is available through all of the library systems in the Puget Sound region, as well as for download or traditional purchase. Get your hands on a copy today, and stay tuned for event information.

Happy reading!

P.S. - Thanks to everyone who attended our event with Bruce Barcott last Thursday. We will post a link to the library’s podcast on the BOB Facebook page as soon as it is available.

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