On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world. Lahiri brings great empathy to Gogol as he stumbles along the first-generation path, strewn with conflicting loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs. Call #: Fic LAH
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri - Another great novel that I read for class. Deals with cultural identity as an Indian family tries to assimilate into American culture. Beautiful story telling by Ms. Lahiri. You should definitely add it to your "must read" list.