One of my favorite books I’ve ever read was The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. I liked it so much, I read it three times AND bought the books-on-tape version too. Her use of language is intriguing, because she uses so few adjectives.
The movie adaptation to the book has recently gone to DVD. I haven’t seen it yet, but plan to in the near future.
Here is a video conversation between Lahiri and director Mira Nair.
This book would make an excellent Christmas gift.