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Jhumpa Lahiri '89 recalls a beloved book discovered at Barnard

In an essay in the Paris Review, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri '89 reflects on her first time reading James Salter's novel Light Years:

"It was 1985. The book was ten years old; I was eighteen. I was new to New York, a freshman at Barnard College. I was unsophisticated, unmoored, bewildered by college and by the city. Reading the novel was like opening a window for the first time in spring, after a long winter has passed. Something worn out was set aside, something invigorating ushered in," writes Lahiri. 

Read the full essay here.