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Jhumpa Lahiri

A little over ten years ago, in September of 2003, Jhumpa Lahiri's debut novel, The Namesake, entered the world. A poignant novel and new Big Read selection, The Namesake further explores themes Lahiri has mined throughout her writing career; identity, self-acceptance, and the trials and...
As I look back on the past year, I can’t help but think of what a whirlwind it’s been. A constant balancing act between friends, school papers, work commitments, and internship deadlines, it’s hard to believe I’ve only been in DC since August---and even harder to believe my...
Keyboard 2 by flickr user john_a_ward When the Big Read launched in 2006, the program’s library consisted of four titles: The Great Gatsby, Their Eyes Were Watching God, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Fahrenheit 451. All were American classics, representing the lives, fears, and difficulties of...