A story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home.
House of Sand and Fog
On a road crew in California, a former colonel in the Iranian Air Force sees a way to restore his family’s dignity in an attractive bungalow available on county auction. But the house’s owner, a recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck, will fight for the one thing she has left.
How the García Girls Lost Their Accents
Uprooted from their family home in the Dominican Republic, the four García sisters arrive in New York City in 1960 to find a life far different from the genteel existence of maids, manicures, and extended family they left behind.
Through Jim Burden’s endearing, smitten voice, we revisit the remarkable vicissitudes of immigrant life in the Nebraska heartland, with all its insistent bonds.
Snow Falling on Cedars
In 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than a man’s guilt.
The Joy Luck Club
With wit and wisdom, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between four Chinese women in San Francisco and their American-born daughters.
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
Lia Lee was born in 1981 to a family of recent Hmong immigrants, and soon developed symptoms of epilepsy. By 1988 she was living at home but was brain dead after a tragic cycle of misunderstanding, over-medication, and culture clash.
Margaret Peterson Haddix draws on extensive historical research to bring the tragedy of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire to tangible life.