Author Jhumpa Lahiri Choice of One Book, One Chicago

Last night and today Chicago celebrates Jhumpa Lahiri, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning Interpreter of Maladies (Mariner, $13, 039592720X) is the choice of One Book, One Chicago. She appeared at the Chicago Public Library last night in conversation with Library Commissioner Mary Dempsey. This morning she meets with the members of Mayor Richard Daley’s High School Book Club–350 high school students.