A season with Jhumpa Lahiri’s short stories

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    For our summer books series, we spoke to WHYY News reporter Elizabeth Fiedler, who says she liked Jhumpa Lahiri’s “Interpreter of Maladies” so much that she could almost read it again.

    Summer affords many book lovers a little extra time to luxuriate between the covers. And we’re curious to hear what our NewsWorks cohort are finding of interest.

    We spoke tonight to WHYY News reporter Elizabeth Fiedler, who says she plans to do most of her summer reading on the beach. 

    She said she liked Jhumpa Lahiri’s “Interpreter of Maladies” so much that she could almost read it again. It’s a collection of nine short stories that was published back in 1999. It won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

    Fiedler says she convinced her significant other to read the book, and she has to hold herself back from looking over his shoulder and asking, “What do you think? Do you love it? Do you love that story? Do you love that character?”

    Readers may remember Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri from her novel “The Namesake,” which was made into a film in 2006.

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