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An Update on My Reading Goal: The Lowland

I just finished another book toward my goal of completing this list published by the Huffington Post.

Lowland

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I read The Lowland by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri. Lahiri won the Pulitzer for her book The Namesake.

The Lowland centers around Subhash and his younger brother Udayan growing up in India. The two have a very close yet tense relationship.

In the late 1960s, Subhash moves to the United States while Udayan becomes involved in political unrest in ┬áIndia. Further twists, turns, and tragedies bring more of the family to the United States and result in Udayan’s biological daughter being raised by Subhash.

Grammar critics, beware: Dialogue in this novel is not set off my quotation marks. This drove me nuts at first. I never fully got past it.

The story examines forgiveness and finding closure after tragedy. With these posts I never want to give too much information because I want my readers to enjoy the book. This book, while a bit slow in parts, is worth reading.

Here is the updated list. The first five books on this list are the ones I had read prior to discovering the list:

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Continue reading “An Update on My Reading Goal: The Lowland”

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