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In the mail (or on the porch) this week...
The Stillborn by Zaynab Alkali (1984) from UK via Bookmooch, thank you Graham. Fiction from Nigeria that centers around young Li, "as she struggles for independence against the traditional values of the family, home, marriage and the lure of the city and all it can offer."
How Shall I Tell the Dog by Miles Kington (2009) UK nonfiction memoir from Newmarket Press, through LibraryThing. ARCs available to Canada have been virtually devoid of good fiction lately so I must have put down for this.
Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat (1994)
The first novel by this Haitian America author. And an Oprah Club Pick. She's written several books since but I'm going to start with this one. I won this book at Color Online, thank you L.
The Asian Five at All About n:
Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee
Trail of Crumbs by Kim Sunee
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Jennifer Lee
Transparency by Frances Hwang
Strangers from a Different Shore by Ronald Takaki
Thank you Nely and Hachette Books!
These have just arrived and I haven't had time to look at them in detail. I will be featuring these 5 Asian authors' books in next Sunday's (June 21) New Crayons' post.
What came in your mailbox this week?
Opinions, questions, links to reviews, recommendations of good literary fiction, books news, etc. are encouraged.