Hosted by Susan At Color Line.
"Remember when you were a kid and getting new crayons was a big deal? Getting new books holds the same kind of magic for some of us big kids. Every week on Sunday, I post what's new in our box. I hope you'll share what you picked up from the library, store, or in the mail too."
2006 Novella, 121 pages; about a young Nigerian girl sent to London and forced into prostitution by relatives. I've heard good things about this writer so I decided to start with this book. Completed. My review will be posted on Tuesday.
Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga (India)
2009 Fiction, 336 pages. I really enjoyed The White Tiger, which won the 2008 Booker Prize, so I wanted to read more of his fiction. Adiga lives in Mumbai, his novels are set in India.
Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie (Pakistan/UK)
2009 Fiction, 370 pages; follows the life of a Japanese women from Nagasaki 1945 to India and Pakistan, America, and Afghanistan post 2001.
Belong to Me**** by Marisa de los Santos (US)
2008 Fiction, from Book Club Girl. Completed in time to participate in a live author interview on Blog Talk Radio, which you can listen to here. An engaging story of friendship and the wish to fit in. I look forward to reading Loved Walked In by this author. Recommended.
20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth by Xiaolu Guo (China)
2008 Fiction, 204 pages; translated from the Chinese.
Village of Stone (2004) by the same author is one of my favourite novels. I can't recommend it enough. I wanted to read this and her first novel written in English, A Concise Chinese-English dictionary for Lovers (2007). 20 Fragments arrived this week all the way from Australia. Thank you Pam.
Which books by authors of colour or that celebrate racial diversity came your way this week?