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The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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"For being a foreigner, Ashima is beginning to realize, is a sort of lifelong pregnancy-- a perpetual wait, a constant burden, a continuous feeling out of sorts." So many good moments and quotes throughout this book! #amreadingfiction #jhumpalahiri

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nibech
The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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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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nibech
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My thriftbooks haul came in 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

Titles:
When Dimple Met Rishi
The Lowland
A Child Called It
The Lost Boy
The Privilege of Youth
A Man Named Dave

Still waiting on The Namesake to come in from this order. All for $20.90. Merry Christmas to meeeeeee!

#davepelzer #achildcalledit #thelostboy #theprivilegeofyouth #amannameddave #jhumpalahiri #thelowland #thenamesake #sandhyamenon #whendimplemetrishi

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BookPolygamist
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On a mission to complete at least one book a month in 2018, I'm happy to share I've successfully completed five so far this year and starting off with the sixth one! #ReadingChallenge2018 #JhumpaLahiri #UnaccustomedEarth

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UnabridgedPod
The Clothing of Books | Jhumpa Lahiri
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This slim meditation on book covers was just lovely. Jhumpa Lahiri‘s consideration of her mixed feelings about her books‘ covers and the way the they reflect her life is thought provoking and vulnerable.

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BookishMe
In Other Words | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Gathering #words - I'm constantly hunting for words.
#JhumpaLahiri
#quotsyJan18

readinginthedark Me too! I feel like I‘m always searching for the right word. 2y
BookishMe @readinginthedark have you read this book? It pays homage to words... I remember having to inhale deeply in reflection, almost every other page! 2y
readinginthedark I haven‘t, but it‘s on my TBR! 2y
BookishMe @readinginthedark 👍🏼👍🏼 2y
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thereadingowlvina
The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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thereadingowlvina
Lacci | Domenico Starnone
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BookishMarginalia
In Other Words | Jhumpa Lahiri
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How learning a foreign language is a way into other cultures, although the perception of "otherness" may always remain. #JhumpaLahiri

AlaMich This was such a great book! I was so jealous of how she just dropped her life and hauled her family to Italy TO LEARN A LANGUAGE. PERIOD. That would be living the dream for the linguistics nerd in me. 3y
LinhHermione Love this quotation! It reminds me of Trevor Noah's memoir when he talked about how just speaking lots of languages meant so many different communities in apartheid South Africa accepted him, even though he had a different skin colour to them 3y
Peddler410 My daughter is in the Chinese Immersion program in our school district and I find myself drawn to learning about the culture -- beyond what she is learning. Several years ago I studied American Sign Language and spent time in the Deaf community. Language is such an amazing gateway to getting to know another culture. 3y
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BookishMarginalia
In Other Words | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Six months before moving to Rome, Lahini decides to read only in Italian. This is her description of the effects of that decision on her reading self. #Knopf #JhumpaLahiri

SarahDorra I wonder if this helped her more than textbooks, but I'm sure it did :-) 3y
Moonpa Such a wonderful "memoir". Lahiri did the audio - English and Italian(of course). Really enjoyed it. 3y
Chelsey That's fantastic. I am fluent in Spanish and other than the Bible and Bible commentary I rarely read in Spanish. I love the English language and use of beautiful language makes me giddy happy but my Spanish vocabulary isn't very artistic. I find myself bogged down and frustrated trying to untangle sentences that I feel like I should understand but don't. 3y
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