Book Beginnings / The Friday 56

I’m reading The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri…

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“East of the Tolly Club, after Deshapran Sashman Road splits in two, there is a small mosque.”

Friday 56

“One morning during the riots, from the same balcony Gauri and Udayan were standing on now, her parents had witnessed a scene: a mob surrounding the Muslim man who delivered their milk on his bicycle.”

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Book Beginnings / The Friday 56

I’m reading And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini…

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“So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one. But just the one. Don’t either of you ask me for more.”

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“Women worked with fevered focus to pile onto platters pyramids of fluffy white rice speckled with bits of saffron. They cut bread, scraped crusty rice from the bottoms of pots, passed around dishes of fried eggplant topped with yogurt and dried mint.”