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Unaccustomed Earth

With Unaccustomed Earth, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri presents a collection of eight short stories about the experiences of first- and second-generation Bengali immigrants living among the elite rungs in the US. Lahiri’s characters struggle with the dissonance of cultural adjustment in stories ranging from the tale of a Bengali woman’s love affair outside of her arranged marriage to the story of a college student devastated by his father’s hasty remarriage after the death of his mother. Unaccustomed Earth is a quick but emotional read, intensely relatable for any woman who has struggled for personal freedom amid cultural and family obligations.

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