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The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Recommended by Robert Bolstad:lowland

This is a novel about two inseparable brothers in India, who, because of personality differences, take different paths during the period following India’s independence. The death of one has a profound effect on the future of his family and that of his brother.

He Says:

This is a well-written story which held my interest. I enjoyed it, but would have enjoyed it more if I had a better knowledge of the customs of India and the events that took place during the two decades following its independence.