The 1970's brought a large wave of immigration from India.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Chloe Pinter, a twenty something living in Portland Oregon
Monday, April 21, 2014
David and Goliath
If you google Malcolm Gladwell you will surely find dozens
Monday, April 14, 2014
This is Deborah Feldman's second memoir delving into the secular
Thursday, April 10, 2014
139 girls are kidnapped by the Lords Resistance Army run
Jane Wood, an American writer, travels to Africa to investigate, interview and document this human atrocity. Jane meets up with an expat group of unique characters that help her follow this story. All the while she is searching, Jane is being chased by her own demons and loneliness.
The two stories are told by these very different but brave women whose lives intertwine. Although this story is fictionalized, it paints a heartbreaking picture of a very real situation which we would all rather not envision. Painful or not, this happened. This is happening. This will continue to happen and how can we possibly not be aware? How can we do nothing?
This is the first novel I have read by Susan Minot and she had me at hello. Could not put this unbelievable story down. Highly recommend.
With the same beauty and energy as her other novels, author Lisa See once again brings us into another world, an earlier time and the hearts and friendships between three women who both love each other and hurt each other over and over again. After a sheltered life in the mid-west Grace Lee finds herself following dreams of stardom to San Francisco. It is 1938 and although alone and afraid Grace's fast friendship with Helen Fong and Ruby Tom have them dancing their way to the top of the infamous cabaret clubs throughout China Town. They are beautiful, young and talented. The girls work hard and crave the attention and independence that dancing brings them. But dreams often do not begin and end so easily. For Ruby more is never enough and silent competition lurks beneath her every move, Helen’s secrets and large controlling family set her apart from the others and Grace learns to live with her violent past and desperation for true love. The girls discover much about family, friendship and truth. A reflection of a time when America was both joining peoples hearts to fight and support WWII and keep the enemies at bay, even the ones they feared that were in their own backyard. Highly recommend this fabulous journey with an author who never lets us down. Amazing history, delicious characters and a must read on your summer list! ENJOY!!
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