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The Namesake
The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation. Her stories are one of the very few debut works -- and only a handful of collections -- to have won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Among the many other awards and honors it received were the New Yorker Debut of the Year award, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the highest critical praise for its grace, acuity, and compassion in detailing lives transported from India to America. InThe Namesake, Lahiri enriches the themes that made her collection an international bestseller: the immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, the conflicts of assimilation, and, most poignantly, the tangled ties between generations. Here again Lahiri displays her deft touch for the perfect detail -- the fleeting moment, the turn of phrase -- that opens whole worlds of emotion.The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An engineer by training, Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife, who resists all things American and pines for her family. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world. Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before, Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd, antic name. Lahiri brings great empathy to Gogol as he stumbles along the first-generation path, strewn with conflicting loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs. With penetrating insight, she reveals not only the defining power of the names and expectations bestowed upon us by our parents, but also the means by which we slowly, sometimes painfully, come to define ourselves. The New York Times has praised Lahiri as "a writer of uncommon elegance and poise."The Namesake is a fine-tuned, intimate, and deeply felt novel of identity.
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Kathrin
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Interesting family story, following the firstborn son to immigrant parents and how he is navigating the culture differences between his parents and his home country.

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LibLib
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This book moved me more than I thought it would. A winding story following the life of Bengali immigrants and their son Gogol living as a first generation American. Sorry follows where life leads him and how it shapes his name and who he is. It made me wonder and curious about people's names. Anyone have an interesting origin story to their name? #summerread

umbrellagirl My parents went to a Fleetwood Mac concert whilst pregnant with me. My first name may or may not be the same as a band member. 😉 1mo
LibLib @umbrellagirl your parents have good taste so you have an excellent name! 1mo
jenniferw88 I chose my own name! Dad asked if I wanted to be called Charlotte & I cried, but I stopping crying when asked if I wanted to be called Jenny! 1mo
LibLib @jenniferw88 oh my goodness that's such a sweet story! 1mo
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LibLib
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I love reading before I go to bed since it's helps me wind down, but the struggle to actually put the book down and sleep... Well that's a battle I fight EVERY night when reading a good book. The Namesake is much better than I anticipated...darn you night time reading! Better than watching TV but I still stay up late! #cantstopreading #canstopwontstop #juneread #nighttimereading 💤

AileenRR I loved this book ❤️ 1mo
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amok
The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Lahiri pulls you into her characters' life and culture like no other!

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rohit-sawant
The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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“Before it's too late, without thinking too much about it first, pack a pillow and a blanket and see as much of the world as you can. You will not regret it.”
#ImmigrantSong (Featured in Thor: Ragnarok)
#MayMovieMagic
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Tagged book was really good!! I almost went with this one by Lahiri but it features a HORRIBLE mom (edited) 2mo
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Christinak
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Throughout the #experience, in spite of her growing discomfort, she‘d been astonished by her body‘s ability to make life, exactly as her mother and grandmother and all her great-grandmothers had done. #QuotsyMay19

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Reggie
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The main character‘s namesake all starts when his father purchases a #tickettoride the train in India. #BeatleMaynia

Eggs This photo!! 2mo
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MelissaSue81
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Mehso-so

I don‘t really get it, I guess. I kept reading because I thought something would happen, either good or bad, and it never really did. The son goes from rejecting his family culture and his own history to sort of coming to terms with it, but I would have liked to see a bit more of a plot. #ReadingWomenChallenge #bookbyjhumpalahiri and also book #100 completed in 2019!

Graywacke Yes! Oye...did not care for this either 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I tired her Interpreter of Maladies and felt the same way. I figured it just must be my #UnpopularOpinion because both this one and the one you read seem to be rated well. 🤷‍♀️ there are many more authors and books in the sea. 2mo
BarbaraBB Book 100?! Incredible! Congrats 👍🏼🎈 2mo
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Christinak
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Finally listening to this!
#finallyreading

Megabooks It‘s awesome! 3mo
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MonikaShree
The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
Panpan

I was really excited to read this book. It had a very good rating and a novel made into a movie. But truly the story goes nowhere. What you read in the beginning is at the end. I am truly disappointed with this novel.

Lynnsoprano Welcome to our Litsy family! Be sure to check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon for helpful information and advice. 3mo
BethM Welcome to the fam! @RaimeyGallant and @Chelleo are helpful as well! 3mo
SW-T Welcome to Litsy 😊 3mo
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jpmcwisemorgan Welcome to Litsy!!! 3mo
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 3mo
RaimeyGallant Nice review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 3mo
Chelleo Welcome! 3mo
Texreader Great review 3mo
tpixie Welcome!!! 🥳📚🥳 3mo
Reggie Welcome to Litsy! I liked this book but it was a real downer. 3mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 3mo
MonikaShree @Texreader thank you.. 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 3mo
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MelissaSue81
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I very rarely purchase books, but Savers had a 50% off sale today, so I got this #bookhaul for $7. I‘m most excited for The Namesake.

Reviewsbylola Loved the Achebe. 4mo
BiblioLitten I loved Achebe and Lahiri. Good choice! 4mo
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MeganAnn
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Pickpick

Another snowy day here. School was 2 hours late and thankfully I don‘t work so I can take my time clearing out the driveway this afternoon.

This morning was for finishing this lovely book. An intimate portrayal of an immigrant family from India with their 1st generation American born children. Gogol struggles with his parents‘ expectations, his name, his identity as an American vs. Indian. Lahiri‘s writing is beautiful and intimate. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

MeganAnn @TheKidUpstairs I‘m so glad this book was on your #newyearwhodis list! I loved it! ❤️ @monalyisha 5mo
Tanisha_A Love Lahiri's work! 5mo
TheKidUpstairs I'm so glad you loved this one too. It had been sitting on my shelf forever so I picked it for a book club to force myself to read it. I didn't expect to fall in love with it like I did! 5mo
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Tex2Flo
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1. About 70
2. About 70
3. About 70
4. About 70
5. Tagged, The Namesake, current read, but always love a good murder mystery if it‘s cold outside.
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Wow! Looks like you live in the perfect place temperature-wise! Thanks for playing! 💜 6mo
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MrBook
The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Ohhhhh. Myyyy. Goodness. 🙈🙈🙈 #LitsyHumor

TrishMcCallister 🤣🤣🤣 6mo
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 🤦🏼‍♀️ 🤣😂🤣 6mo
Rachel.Rencher Oh that's just bad 😂 6mo
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kgriffith Did someone call #CakeWrecks? 🤔 6mo
Burghbookaddict 😳😳😳 6mo
Amiable Maybe "brithdays" are special events celebrated in coordination with the sea. Don't judge. ?? 6mo
Mdargusch I love cake mistakes! 6mo
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Kaye
The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Anyone want to play ?

Name any TITLE with a name in it. First or last.

Such as .............

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Kaye (edited) 6mo
Linear Litterally all the harry potter books lol 6mo
hermyknee I literally finished this last night- why didn‘t I think of it sooner?! 😂 (edited) 6mo
Kaye @hermyknee 😁 6mo
Linear And all the other books in this collection 6mo
CarolynM A favourite from last year 6mo
hermyknee This one is high on my TBR: 6mo
Leftcoastzen @kaye I love memory of old jack! 6mo
Kaye @Leftcoastzen I like all of Wendell Berry‘s like 6mo
Leftcoastzen @Kaye Me too! 6mo
Kaye I‘m turning in for the night. You guys keep on going if you‘d like. Thanks for playing. 6mo
Leftcoastzen @Kaye👍👏 6mo
Nidhi_Ashok A man called Ove, the pilgrimage of Harold fry 6mo
hermyknee This turned out to be an incredible reading list! 😂 6mo
kellyann28 Boy this really took off. I went to bed last night 😂 one more for the road: 6mo
Kaye @hermyknee Definitely a big list if someone is looking for book ideas ! ................. @kellyann28 Yea, I hit the sack and it still went on for awhile. Thanks for another title 😊 6mo
britt_brooke I‘m way late to this party, but here here‘s one: 6mo
Kaye Great job @britt_brooke 👍🏼 6mo
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Demeter2112
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Mini road trip! Reading my 2nd book for the #readingwomenchallenge on the way 📖💗

DebbieGrillo What's in the Starbucks cup? 6mo
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Kalalalatja
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You want to know who‘s a generous Litten? @Cinfhen is! She is giving away these four books, and all you have to do is repost, tag her, and use #TwoSweetGiveaway. Easy! And if you win, remember #sharingiscaring, so send a book to another Litten, so we can continue to #payitforward. 👏

I have a stack of books waiting for a new home, I have just been too forgetful to do anything about it. But this giveaway is a great reminder 😅

Cinfhen Thanks for the repost xx and you are so right!!!!! #SharingisCaring 7mo
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Lea
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I was on here pretty early on (which you can‘t tell by my low Litfluence but 🤷🏼‍♀️) and my first name was available so I grabbed it. It‘s pronounced like Leah instead of Lee.
@kaye

Kaye There was a girl in our school named Leah. I always thought it was such a pretty name. 7mo
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Judybskt
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My name is Judy. Bskt is short for basket. I used to sell Longaberger baskets. I‘ve used this “handle” forever.

@kaye

Crazeedi Love the baskets! 7mo
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nibech
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Day 26: A book that changed your opinion about something

The Namesake. This is probably the first book I've read involving Indian culture. I don't know what it's like to be "Brown". I really liked this book, and the film adaptation. The culture is vibrant and intimate in so many different ways. The meaning of the title is also significant: I didn't know that so much weight could be put into naming a child.

#thenamesake #jhumpalahiri

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heir_of_slytherin
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Books, they make us travel the world without moving an inch😍

RaimeyGallant Yes! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 7mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚🎄📚 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 😊😊 7mo
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Chelleo Welcome! 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 7mo
TheSpineView Welcome to Litsy! The best bookish community around! ❤📘 Hope you love it here! 7mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 7mo
BridgetteM Welcome to Litsy! 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 7mo
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Melmar
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Rainy day over here, doing lots of audiobooks and crocheting. Getting a start on my holiday gifts #audiobooks #litsydiy

julesG Lovely hat! #FibreFansOfLitsy 8mo
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Lcsmcat
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This #family saga was the first Lahiri I ever read, and it hooked me. #fallintoreading @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty! ❤️ 9mo
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N8ure
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Michigan fall weather is typically gray, cold, and wet. But I can‘t really argue when I get to escape into a new book from the comfort of my indoor hammock next to my fireplace. Life is good.

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JoyBlue
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This has been on my TBR for ages! In September, the library in a neighboring town was kind enough to invite our library trustees (plus one) (plus other community business leaders) to an after-hours reception to see their newly renovated first floor (it was lovely), *and* they sent each of us home with a copy of their Big Read. Nice!

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CaliforniaCay
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Peddler410
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The tagged book hold just came in. My library is doing NEA #bigread and I‘m planning to participate. They have options for littles too! See image.

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Michollio
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@LibrarianRyan

M - Magic Bites
I - Incubus Dreams
C - Cry Wolf
H - Heart of Obsidian
E - Embrace the Night
L - Lover Awakened
L - Living Dead in Dallas
E - Ecstasy

All books I've read from my favorite genre, urban fantasy.

LibrarianRyan I have actually read most of those. ⭐️🧐🚂 10mo
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tonyahoswalt
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T - Time Traveler's Wife
O - One of Us is Lying
N - Name of the Wind
Y - Year One
A - Atlantia

@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🏻🤓 10mo
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leslieseidel
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I finished my #LMPBC and got it in the mail on time!! Feeling very accomplished! Next up: my #coffeebeanbookclub read and mailing a Fall Swap box overseas. I can't believe how much I am enjoying marking up a work of fiction as I read it. It really adds a whole new dimension to the reading!

ReadingMeagan What a great view! 11mo
Reviewsbylola Beautiful spot. I‘m so jealous! 11mo
Captivatedbybooks Hey mama! So because i was rushing to get all my stuff mailed i didn‘t put any coffee in your envie so you have something coming from Amazon 😉 10mo
leslieseidel @Captivatedbybooks thanks! I got the book today. 🤗 10mo
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leslieseidel
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@VanChocStrawberry This just arrived!! 🤗 Looking forward to starting it and seeing your comments. #lmpbc Group G 🌟 @BridgetteM @Amanda61

VanChocStrawberry Yay!! Pretty pic! 11mo
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VanChocStrawberry
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Pickpick

A lovely slow read that wasn‘t overly emotional, but still very effecting.

CouronneDhiver I enjoyed it too 😊 11mo
VanChocStrawberry Just corrected my sentence. “Was” should have been “wasn‘t” 11mo
BookishTrish I really liked this one too. 7mo
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VanChocStrawberry
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@leslieseidel it‘s finally on the way to you! Also, I‘m almost done with the next book, so I won‘t be so late sending that one! ❤️ #lmpbc

leslieseidel 😂😉 no problem!! Thanks! 11mo
VanChocStrawberry It should get to you Wednesday. So sorry to throw off your reading schedule! (The second book is tough subject, but quick read, if that makes sense) 11mo
leslieseidel It does. Thanks! 11mo
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collegecatlady
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Here‘s mine: 👩🏻 🔥 🏹
Guess in the comments!

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tammysue Yay! 👍🏻 12mo
LovesToRead 👔⚡🎆 12mo
BooknerdsLife The hunger games! 😆 12mo
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CuriousG
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A chance meeting with an artist while I was on vacation resulted in this fabulous peacock traveling home with me. It will soon be guarding my reading shed, and I'm at a total loss for a name. I try to use literary inspired names, but also don't like to choose something too obvious.

Thoughts anyone?
I would love to hear bookish suggestions! #whatsinaname #bookishinspirationneeded

Lizpixie It reminds me of that character in Labyrinth, the old man that had the bird on his head! What about Percival? (edited) 12mo
CuriousG @Lizpixie That is one I never would have thought of - a definite contender! 12mo
CuriousG So I've been thinking about the peacock symbolism in Song of Solomon (one of my fav novels) - but not sure that Milkman (or Guitar) is a great peacock name. Maybe a re-read of the novel will bring something up. I always need at least 3 or 4 potential names to test out before choosing #yesIoveranalyse #gardenartneedslovetoo 12mo
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Parvez
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Pickpick

The book revels facts and fiction of reality of a family that centered around a name. But amazing style of the writer to describe the story around a man coming back from a near death situation which anchors the story and ultimately leads us to introduce with his next generation son.

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Parvez
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Currently readin

Loving it¡!😘😘😘😘👌👌👌

Reggie I thought this book was incredibly sad. 13mo
Parvez @Reggie this is my first Jhumpa lahiri book. I know I am late but I thought lets start with the Namesake. I really like the language, got a flow to it. Just half way through. 13mo
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s3xycake
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1. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri.

2. England, to watch a test match at Lords.

#welcometolitsygiveaway @kellyann28

kellyann28 Thank you for entering ❤ 13mo
s3xycake @kellyann28 Thank You! 13mo
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Karyp
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I used to be very excited for the day I could move out of my parents‘ house and live on my own. Now I dread it and this book reminds me of why. I‘ve learned, as Gogol did, how that is rooted in whiteness.
This is the first book I‘ve read this summer and the first book I‘ve read for fun in a very long time! I‘m surprised with how relatable it was considering the cultural difference. I love immigrant culture!!

DebbieGrillo Welcome to litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 13mo
Karyp @DebbieGrillo thank u!!! 13mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 😊👋🏻 13mo
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Chelleo @DebbieGrillo Thanks for the tag! Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 13mo
Chelleo Hey! I‘m a Pantoja too!!! I have yet to meet another outside of my family! 13mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 13mo
Karyp @Chelleo omg! What are the odds!! Nice to meet another Pantoja ☀️ 13mo
Chelleo @Karyp Yes! My mother‘s family are Pantoja (her maiden name, my middle (as well as my brother‘s and our kids) 13mo
Karyp @Chelleo are u guys Mexican by any chance???? 😂 13mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 13mo
RaimeyGallant My pleasure! 13mo
RaimeyGallant @chelleo What a cool coincidence for the two of you. 13mo
Chelleo @Karyp Filipino...Spanish roots though so similar naming conventions 13mo
Karyp @Chelleo ❤️❤️ 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 13mo
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 13mo
Bookspirit ☺👋Welcome to Litsy and congrats on becoming a Litten👏☺ 13mo
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swatreads
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A beautiful family saga that is bound to warm your heart! Added to the story, it also makes us experience the beauty that is Lahiri's narration! This is a story of an Indian immigrant couple who live in the US. From how they build their life and witness their children grow up in a country that they now call their home to some unforgettable events, this tale will move you! A little slow at times but nevertheless beautiful! Do watch the movie!
3.5/5

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hissingpotatoes
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Bailedbailed

Got 2.5 hours in before putting it down. It's not bad, just not my cup of tea. Felt the same about Interpreter of Maladies. The way the narrative is told, in a very detached manner, doesn't work for me, not to mention that it's far more introspection focused than plot focused. The details of the different cultures, foods, and experiences are told beautifully, and I definitely understand why people do like this book. #projectSAMS #projectTBR

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Nidhi_Ashok
The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri

Hey guys!! Has this ever happened to you?? You start reading a book that has already been made into a movie. I know sometimes you reach late to the party and the after party sucks!! And my after party is a little saddening because the movie running in my head has the actors playing the role. Usually it's me and that's what makes reading exciting for me. But still enjoying it. Your thoughts?

kitabi_keeda I too have watched the movie. Should I drop my plan to read the book? 1y
Nidhi_Ashok @kitabi_keeda if you are okay with Tabu and irfan playing roles in your head then I don't think you should drop. 1y
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Nidhi_Ashok
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Apparently this tour around the world says namesake is the book for India. So let's see the world approved perception of India. Starting anew with this on the fiction side.

kitabi_keeda It's been on my TBR list for long. 📚 I hope I can read it soon. 1y
Nidhi_Ashok @kitabi_keeda looks like your tbr pile is too big!! 😁 1y
kitabi_keeda Yeah! You are right, I can't help myself but add books. When will I read them? I don't know but I'm sure I will read them all. 1y
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CSeydel
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Ahhhh I‘m going to try this before I read anybody else‘s answers! Here goes 😬
1. Emma
2. Mrs. Dalloway
3. The Hours by Michael Cunningham
4. Cujo
5. Webster
6. Ha Jin
7. Celeste Ng
8. Mary Wollstonecraft
9. Carl Sagan
10. Blue Bailliet
11. Agatha Christie / Mary Westmacott
12. Carrie
13. HG Wells
⭐️Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson

#nameofthegame

Chelleo 7 is on my bookshelf 🤦🏾‍♀️ (edited) 1y
Kaye Good job ! You‘re the first one to use #8. Good one. Also, I haven‘t heard of the author named Blue. I‘m learning some new authors from this. Gold star 🌟 1y
CSeydel @Kaye I may have spelled it wrong but the book is (edited) 1y
Kaye Thanks. I think Blue is a pretty name. Thank you for playing. ✨✨✨ 1y
Gissy Wow! This is long, good job👍 1y
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swatreads
The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri

Pet names are a persistent remnant of childhood, a reminder that life is not always so serious, so formal, so complicated. They are a reminder, too, that one is not all things to all people.

BiblioLitten Memorable lines from this book. Nikhil to Gogol ❤ 1y
swatreads Yeah loving it❤ who's nikhil? 🤔 @BiblioLitten 1y
BiblioLitten Wasn't that what the parents wanted to name Gogol? 1y
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swatreads Oh I haven't read that far😀😀 @BiblioLitten 1y
BiblioLitten Oops🙈 1y
swatreads Haha😂😂 @BiblioLitten 1y
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Bookartbookmarks
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Perfectly color matches this bookmark. Great book.

Cinfhen Stunning 💙 1y
BookishMe GORGEOUS colour! 1y
Dana1084 That‘s a beauty! 1y
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Bookartbookmarks @BookishMe agreed! I saw this stone and I had to make something from it. 1y
SomedayAlmost Loved this book. 1y
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The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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My library has large seasonal book sales and one always falls around my birthday! These are the 14 I picked out, my mom found 13 and my dad found 2! Pretty decent birthday gift for me 🎁

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CWilson
The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Loved this book. The writing was well done. I enjoyed the imagery, and the characters were so relatable and flawed.

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