Jan 22, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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We’ll start the New Year off with a book discussion you won’t want to miss!
For our 25th slice of literature, we’ll appease fans of Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Jhumpa Lahiri, with her latest offering, The Lowland. Two inseparable brothers in the 1960’s, choose very different futures, as one joins a rebellion to eradiate inequality and poverty in their homeland, while the other leaves India for America, to pursue a life of scientific research. Their choices will cause both heartache and healing in this generational family saga that is shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize.
Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London, the daughter of Bengali Indian immigrants, and moved to the United States when she was three years old. She is the author of two collections of short stories, Interpreter of Maladies, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2000, and Unaccustomed Earth. Her novel, The Namesake, was released as a movie in 2006. Gifted with multiple accolades, Lahiri's stories have received the O. Henry Award, Asian American Literary Award, and Best American Short Stories.
Published September 2013 by Knopf. 352 pages, hardback edition.