Teaser Tuesdays – Unaccustomed Earth

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

This book is a compilation of short stories. Here I am sharing a couple of quotes from the first short story in the book. I started the story this morning and left it halfway to get to work. It’s so beautifully but simply written, I can’t wait to go back home and finish it.

Growing up, her mother’s example — moving to a foreign place for the sake of marriage, caring exclusively for children and a household — had served as a warning, a path to avoid. Yet this was Ruma’s life now.

And here’s the second one…

By allowing her to leave her job, splurging on a beautiful house, agreeing to have a second baby, he was doing everything in his power to make Ruma happy. But nothing was making her happy; recently, in the course of conversation, he’d pointed that out, too.

~ Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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