Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday Finds

What great books did you hear about / discover this week?

I found:

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri.
I recently watched "The Namesake" and enjoyed the film which was based on Lahiri's novel by the same title. Earlier this week I noticed Ms. Lahiri's collection of short stories "Unaccustomed Earth" was named to the NYT list of the Ten Best Books of 2008. I thought that perhaps I should begin reading this author starting with her first book, "Interpreter of Maladies," also a collection of short stories. Imagine your debut book being awarded with the Pulitzer Prize for fiction... I've ordered the book from my local bookseller and am excited about reading it.

"Still, there are times I am bewildered by each mile I have traveled, each meal I have eaten, each person I have known, each room in which I have slept. As ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination."
— Jhumpa Lahiri from Interpreter of Maladies

Share your finds either by leaving a link to your own Friday Finds post or if you don't have a blog, in your comment. ~Thanks~

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Beth F said...

Wow. Sounds really interesting. And it's a new to me author. Thanks!

Shana said...

I've been wanting to read this author forever!


Heather J. said...

My book club will be reading this early in 2009 - I'm excited about it!

Betty said...

It's new to me too! I think I'll ask my book club if they'd like to try this.

Ruth said...

This looks like a great find and one that definitely needs to be added to my TBR list that's way too long already. :) My best find this week is The Fairest Star by David Field. It's part of a trilogy of time travel and romance, and I'm really excited to be reading it.

cali said...

Heather & Betty - I'm hoping my book club will choose this book too. I noticed there are reading group discussion guides available for it.

Here's to gigantic, ever-increasing TBR stacks -- cheers!

tanabata said...

I really enjoyed the stories in Interpreter of Maladies when I read it a few years ago. I still haven't seen the movie The Namesake or read her latest. Must try to do that soon.