By Jhumpa Lahiri

Friday - - Leisure -

Born in Lon­don, Lahiri is the daugh­ter of In­dian par­ents and, hav­ing moved to the US at the age of two, con­sid­ers her­self an Amer­i­can – she is even a mem­ber of the Pres­i­dent’s Com­mit­tee on the Arts and Hu­man­i­ties ap­pointed by Barack Obama. This is her fourth novel; her first The In­ter­preter of Mal­adies picked up the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fic­tion while her sec­ond novel, The Name­sake (2003), was made into a movie of the same name. The num­ber one New York Times best-sell­ing au­thor this time weaves an in­tri­cate tale around the

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