"The Namesake," by Jhumpa Lahiri, is an elegantly written novel. The story of Indian immigrants and their straddling national identities, it is at times touching and enlightening. I can also recommend (along with the Pulitzer Prize committee) Lahiri's book of short stories, "Interpreter of Maladies."
Next up is "Candyfreak," by Steve Almond. I love candy, especially good chocolate, so I've been anticipating finally reading this book. All I need now is the right props to get me in the mood. If anyone has any extra See's truffles, Baci, or dark chocolate Dove Promises, their donation will definitely help with my research.Posted by david on May 14, 2004