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Reader recommendation: Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri

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Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri, Mariner Books, 208 pp.

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Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri was recommended to me as a perfect travel companion and it was. These short stories – largely about people living in India or transplanted from India to the United States – are expertly crafted and the characters are warm and real. Take it on your next trip – time will fly!