Unaccustomed Earth - Jhumpa Lahiri Jhumpa Lahiri is currently my favorite writer. I love the delicate and simple language that she uses; it doesn't stand in the way of the story that she's trying to tell. Even though her stories almost always focus on seemingly mundane events in the lives of her characters -- and, indeed, her one flaw is that her characters are often shadows of each other -- I never fail to find them moving.