Unaccustomed Earth

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned Jhumpa Lahiri’s short story collection Unaccustomed Earth. I love the sound of that title, the drawl of the vowels on my tongue. The words themselves come from Nathaniel Hawthorne, more specifically from The Custom-House, the introduction to The Scarlet Letter. Lahiri chose the following section as the epigraph to her book: “Human nature … More Unaccustomed Earth