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  • In Other Words

  • By: Jhumpa Lahiri, Ann Goldstein - translator
  • Narrated by: Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 75

In Other Words is a revelation. It is at heart a love story - of a long and sometimes difficult courtship and a passion that verges on obsession: that of a writer for another language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first captivated and capsized her during a trip to Florence after college. Although Lahiri studied Italian for many years afterward, true mastery always eluded her. Seeking full immersion, she decides to move to Rome with her family for "a trial by fire, a sort of baptism" into a new language and world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • For me, 1 problem with the book, and 1 1/2 problems with the audio version

  • By RdRydngHd on 02-28-16

terrible recommendation Audible

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-26-16

Could not finish a sorry about her "poor me struggles" in writing a book (terrible one at that) in two languages. thanks for wasting my money Amazon