Interpreter of Maladies, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and many other awards and has been translated into twenty-nine languages. This book is a collection of nine short stories. The collection tells the stories of people that have immigrated from India to east coast USA. The characters juggle acclimating to the US with preserving their traditions; toggle between being homesick and enjoying all that America has to offer. Love and marriage is a common theme of the stories. The stories are thought provoking and often melancholy.