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JHUMPA LAHIRI is the author of four acclaimed works of fiction. A recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, a PEN/Hemingway Award, the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2012.

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"A debut novel that is as assured and eloquent as the work of a longtime master of the craft." --New York Times

"Graceful and wonderfully specific prose. Grade: A" --Entertainment Weekly "Hugely appealing."--People Magazine "Simple yet richly detailed writing that makes the heart ache as [Lahiri] meticulously unfolds the lives of her characters." --USA Today "In the world of literature, Lahiri writes like a native." --San Francisco Chronicle "[A] generous, exacting portrait of the clash between cultural dictates and one man's heart." --Boston Globe "The casual beauty of the writing keeps the pages turning." --Elle "Astringent and clear-eyed in thought, vivid in its portraiture, attuned to American particulars and universal yearnings . . . memorable fiction." --Newsday "[Lahiri's] writing is assured and patient, inspiring immediate confidence that we are in trustworthy hands." --Los Angeles Times "Achingly artful, Jhumpa Lahiri's first novel showcases her prodigious gifts." --Baltimore Sun "Lahiri's inventive imagination and mellifluous prose makes her first novel simply wonderful . . . It's simply splendid." --Providence Journal "A fine novel from a superb writer." --Washington Post "A delicate, moving first novel." --Time "Deftly expands on Lahiri's signature themes of love, solitude and cultural disorientation." --Harper's Bazaar "Lahiri weaves an intricate story of ... an Indian family in America. Their bumpy journey to self-acceptance will move you." --Marie Claire "A debut novel that triumphs in its breadth and mastery." --Star Ledger "An accomplished novelist of the first rank, to whose further work we can look forward with confidence and excitement." --San Diego Union-Tribune "A book to savor, certainly one of the best of the year." --Atlanta Journal Constitution "[An] exquisitely accomplished novel." --San Jose Mercury News "One of the best works of fiction published this year." --Seattle Times "A fascinating journey of self-discovery." --Miami Herald "Emotionally charged and deeply poignant." --Philadelphia Inquirer "Graceful and beautiful." --San Antonio Express-News "In this second book Lahiri's pace and accent are unmistakable: somber, unrushed, acute in the exposure they offer to life's injuries and to its inroads of hope." --The Nation "Validates all the accolades she's received to date and beckons for more." --St. Petersburg Times "A poignant, beautifully crafted tale of culture shock." --Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Against all that is irrational and inevitable about life, Lahiri posits the timeless, borderless eloquence and permanence of great writing." --Pittsburg Post Gazette "This poignant treatment of the immigrant experience is a rich, stimulating fusion of authentic emotion, ironic observation, and revealing details." --Library Journal "Lahiri's ... deeply knowing, avidly descriptive, and luxuriously paced first novel is equally triumphant [as Interpreter of Maladies]." --Booklist

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