Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri, contains nine short stories about different human relationships, and most of them also speak of the experience of coping with these relationships in a new country.
This Blessed House and The Third and Final Continent are two very different stories of men who have just had arranged marriages, then settle in this country, before they even get to know their spouses. A Temporary Matter and Sexy are stories about relationships that end, while A Real Durwan and The Treatment of Bibi Haldar both take place in India and provide a sad glimpse at two women's lives. The other three stories, When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine, Interpreter of Maladies, and Mrs. Sen's, highlight the cultural differences, especially in spousal and familial relationships.
Short story collections are books that I often don't finish, at least not right away; I'll enjoy some of the stories, but then find a reason to move on. I specifically wanted to read all of Lahiri's stories, it's true, but I can honestly say that she kept my attention. These stories are fascinating, and once I started one, I had to finish it. And I simply adore her writing style, the way it seems to flow, one word after another, so that it's actually hard to stop reading.
These stories are a treat, and I hope you all enjoy them sometime!