Interpreter of Maladies

Good Books For Teenage Girls: Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations. In "A Temporary Matter," published in The New Yorker, a young Indian-American couple faces the heartbreak of a stillborn birth while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly blackout. In the title story, an interpreter guides an American family through the India of their ancestors and hears an astonishing confession.


  Foreign Culture, Adventure, Drama, Romance. 

Why this is a Good Book For Teenage Girls

Interpreter of Maladies, a compilation of stories comprised of cultural differences, touching stories of love, sadness, and sought out acceptance. The author does a fantastic job of expressing the feelings of each character, the discomfort from being submerged in something entirely different from their own home or life, and the loss of loved ones or even a part of them that was once prominent. It will pull you in and make you feel as if you’re living within the lives of each character, and experiencing it all along with them. A fantastic book for teenage girls looking for romance, drama, and foreign culture.