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Americanah Americanah
By Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
2014-03 - Anchor Books
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A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to starta new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected. …More

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
By Alvarez, Julia
2010-01 - Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
9781565129757 Check our catalog

It's a long way from Santo Domingo to the Bronx, but if anyone can go the distance, it's the Garcia girls. Four lively Latinas plunge from a pampered life of privilege on an island compound into the big-city chaos of New York, where they embrace all that America has to offer. …More

A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories
By Butler, Robert Olen
2001-04 - Grove Press
9780802137982 Check our catalog

Butler's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of stories about the aftermath of the Vietnam War and its impact on the Vietnamese is reissued. Includes two subsequently published stories that complete the collection's narrative journey, returning to the jungles of Vietnam. …More

The Saint of Lost Things The Saint of Lost Things
By Castellani, Christopher
2005-09 - Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
9781565124332 Check our catalog

It is 1953 in the tight-knit Italian neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware. In the shadow of St. Anthony's Church, named for the patron staint of lost things, lives the Grasso family. Young Maddalena, a seamstress pregnant with her first child, misses the rolling hills and olive groves of the small Italian town where she was born and longs for her sisters and her mother and father--all so distant, so far away from America. Maddalena's mercurial husband, Antonio, feels lucky to be in the land of opportunity and dreams only of opening his own restaurant, until he becomes unwittingly embroiled in his friends' vengeful plot against a neighbor. …More

My Antonia My Antonia
By Cather, Willa
1995-09 - Mariner Books
9780395755143 Check our catalog

An enduring literary masterpiece first published in 1918, this hauntingly eloquent classic is an inspiring reminder of the rich past we have inherited. Willa Cather's lustrous prose, infused with a passion for the land, summons forth the hardscrabble days of the immigrant pioneer woman on the Nebraska plains, while etching a deeply moving portrait of an entire community. …More

The House on Mango Street The House on Mango Street
By Cisneros, Sandra
1991-04 - Vintage Books USA
9780679734772 Check our catalog

Told in a series of vignettes stunning for their eloquence, The House on Mango Street is Sandra Cisneros's greatly admired novel of a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Acclaimed by critics, beloved by children, their parents and grandparents, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, it has entered the canon of coming-of-age classics.…More

Breath, Eyes, Memory Breath, Eyes, Memory
By Danticat, Edwidge
1998-05 - Vintage Books USA
9780375705045 Check our catalog

At an astonishingly young age, Edwidge Danticat has become one of our most celebrated new novelists, a writer who evokes the wonder, terror, and heartache of her native Haiti--and the enduring strength of Haiti's women--with a vibrant imagery and narrative grace that bear witness to her people's suffering and courage. …More

Empress of the Splendid Season Empress of the Splendid Season
By Hijuelos, Oscar
2003-12 - Harper Perennial
9780060928704 Check our catalog

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love" returns with a beautiful, mesmerizing novel of love, passion and loss--witnessed through the experience of a formerly prosperous Cuban emigre who is now a cleaning woman on New York's Upper West Side. …More

The Namesake The Namesake
By Lahiri, Jhumpa
2004-09 - Mariner Books
9780618485222 Check our catalog

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Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation. Her stories are one of the very few debut works -- and only a handful of collections -- to have won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Among the many other awards and honors the book received were the New Yorker Debut of the Year, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the highest critical praise for its grace, acuity, and compassion in detailing lives transported from India to America. In The Namesake, Lahiri enriches the themes that made her collection an international bestseller: the immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, the conflicts of assimilation, and, most poignantly, the tangled ties between generations. …More

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
By Lewycka, Marina
2005-04 - Penguin Press
9781594200441 Check our catalog

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This wise, tender, deeply funny novel is about an eccentric elderly Ukrainian widower in England and the struggles of his two feuding daughters to thwart the voluptuous young gold-digger from the old country who sweeps him off his feet. …More

My New American Life My New American Life
By Prose, Francine
2011-04 - Harper
9780061713767 Check our catalog

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From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Reading Like a Writer" comes a brilliant new novel that captures America at its most hilarious and dreadful through a cast of characters remarkable for their flawed humanity. …More

Giants in the Earth: A Saga of the Prarie Giants in the Earth: A Saga of the Prarie
By Rolvaag, O. E.
1991-11 - Harper Perennial
9780060830472 Check our catalog

A Norwegian pioneer family struggles with the land and the elements of the Dakota Territory as they try to make a new life in America. …More

The Joy Luck Club The Joy Luck Club
By Tan, Amy
2006-09 - Penguin Books
9780143038092 Check our catalog

A New York Times Bestseller In 1949 four Chinese women - drawn together by the shadow of their past - begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks, eat dim sum, and "say" stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club. Nearly forty years later, one of the members has died. When her daughter comes to take her place, she learns of her mother's lifelong wish, and the tragic way in which it has come true. …More