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Unaccustomed Earth (Signed First Edition)

Jhumpa Lahiri

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ISBN 10: 0307265730 / ISBN 13: 9780307265739
Published by Knopf, 2008
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New York: Alfred. A Knopf [2008]. First North American edition. First printing. Hardbound. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Author has signed her name only, without any inscription. New! A pristine unread copy. Very fine/very fine in all repsects. Comes with archival-quality mylar dust jacket protector. Smoke free shop. Shipped in sturdy box with bubble wrap. Purchased new and never opened except for author to sign. Stories. Rave review, New York Times Book Review, April 6, 2008, front page. Her second collection of short stories. Book quickly went through multiple printings. Debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list, quite an accomplishment for a collection of literary short fiction. This is the first printing. Chosen as oone of the TEN BEST BOOKS of the year by the New York Times Book Review, 2008. Finalist for STORY PRIZE, 2009. You cannot find a better copy. Bookseller Inventory # mfm0408-2

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Title: Unaccustomed Earth (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition...

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From the internationally best-selling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author, a superbly crafted new work of fiction: eight stories—longer and more emotionally complex than any she has yet written—that take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand as they enter the lives of sisters and brothers, fathers and mothers, daughters and sons, friends and lovers.

In the stunning title story, Ruma, a young mother in a new city, is visited by her father, who carefully tends the earth of her garden, where he and his grandson form a special bond. But he’s harboring a secret from his daughter, a love affair he’s keeping all to himself. In “A Choice of Accommodations,” a husband’s attempt to turn an old friend’s wedding into a romantic getaway weekend with his wife takes a dark, revealing turn as the party lasts deep into the night. In “Only Goodness,” a sister eager to give her younger brother the perfect childhood she never had is overwhelmed by guilt, anguish, and anger when his alcoholism threatens her family. And in “Hema and Kaushik,” a trio of linked stories—a luminous, intensely compelling elegy of life, death, love, and fate—we follow the lives of a girl and boy who, one winter, share a house in Massachusetts. They travel from innocence to experience on separate, sometimes painful paths, until destiny brings them together again years later in Rome.

Unaccustomed Earth is rich with Jhumpa Lahiri’s signature gifts: exquisite prose, emotional wisdom, and subtle renderings of the most intricate workings of the heart and mind. It is a masterful, dazzling work of a writer at the peak of her powers.

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Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London and raised in Rhode Island. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the author of two previous books. Her debut collection of stories, Interpreter of Maladies, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and The New Yorker Debut of the Year. Her novel The Namesake was a New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, and was selected as one of the best books of the year by USA Today and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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