Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa LahiriThis is the book where I found my love of short stories. Each uncovers the life of immigrants living in the United States, stories I resonated with personally growing up the child of immigrants in the US. But even if you aren’t an immigrant, Jhumpa Lahiri’s beautifully crafted stories tell so much about family, relationships and love – she knows how to convey those complicated emotions that aren’t often expressed. Each story is like a small peek through the curtain into a family’s home; you get to see their lives up close for just a moment, then you close the curtain and you both go along your separate ways.

Set across the USA.

Recommended by @shilpabhongir.

Buy the book here.