New Jersey Center for the Book

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Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri

Pulitzer Prize winning author Lahiri’s first book written in Italian and translated into English is a lyrical and finely observed book about an unnamed woman of middle age who feels both disconnected and a part of those around her in the unnamed Italian city where she lives. Told over the course of a year in short vignettes, this woman, who lives life on her own terms, describes what she observes as she goes about her normal routines and reveals insights into her friendships and her strained relationship with her mother.