What You Call Winter (2007) Nalini Jones' polished but conventional linked stories in What You Call Winter explore terrain staked out by Jhumpa Lahiri: the world of middle-class Indians, at… 2007-08-14 Fiction Short Stories Knopf
Book Review

What You Call Winter (2007)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 14, 2007; Writer: Nalini Jones; Genres: Fiction, Short Stories; Publisher: Knopf

Nalini Jones' polished but conventional linked stories in What You Call Winter explore terrain staked out by Jhumpa Lahiri: the world of middle-class Indians, at home, abroad, and caught somewhere between. In the luminous ''In the Garden,'' Marian grows up in a loving extended family in India; in ''Half the Story,'' set several decades later, she's in Ohio, pining for India, and inadvertently triggering her own daughter's far tawdrier loss of innocence. B

Originally posted Aug 10, 2007 Published in issue #948 Aug 17, 2007 Order article reprints