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The Resource Unaccustomed Earth

Unaccustomed Earth

Label
Unaccustomed Earth
Title
Unaccustomed Earth
Statement of responsibility
Jhumpa Lahiri
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the internationally bestselling, Pulitzer Prize—winning author, a superbly crafted new work of fiction: eight stories that take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand. 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
Summary
Exploring the secrets and complexities lying at the heart of family life and relationships, a collection of eight stories includes the title work, about a young mother in a new city whose father tends her garden while hiding a secret love affair
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Audio
Award
Library Journal Best Audio: Fiction
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
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10022439
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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  • Lahiri, Jhumpa
  • Choudhury, Sarita
  • Naidu, Ajay
Dewey number
813.54
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1090
PerformerNote
Read by Sarita Choudhury and Ajay Naidu
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Short Stories
Target audience
adult
Label
Unaccustomed Earth
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:76c1e5dd-8eb1-4748-b3a3-bb70da672875
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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True
Isbn
9781415943571
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
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True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Unaccustomed Earth
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:76c1e5dd-8eb1-4748-b3a3-bb70da672875
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781415943571
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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