A story about family by Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri


Growing up in India in the ’40s, brothers Subhash and Udayan are inseparable. As they age, their lives take different paths. Passionate Udayan is drawn to a radical movement, while gentle Subhash moves to America to study. Called home when his brother is killed, Subhash finds his brother’s widow newly pregnant and segregated in his parents’ home. He sees only one solution: to marry her and bring her back to America. Will they be able to live as a family and raise the child together, or will Udayan’s death always haunt them? On the 2013 Man Booker Prize short list, this beautifully composed tale is by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jhumpa Lahiri.

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri, $30.