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The Namesake

The Namesake

by Jhumpa Lahiri

That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.


Interviews with Lahiri

Books that influenced Jhumpa Lahiri

  • Mavis Gallant's The Collected Stories of Mavis Gallant, 1996
  • Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles, 1891
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, 1850
  • William Trevor's The Collected Stories, 1993

Books similar to The Namesake

  • Monica Ali's Brick Lane, 2003
  • Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss, 2006
  • Randa Jarrar's A Map of Home, 2008
  • Abraham Verghese's Cutting for Stone, 2009
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