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Paper Wishes

Author: Lois Sepahban

Language: English

Summary: A ten-year-old Manami did not realize how peaceful her family’s life on Bainbridge Island was until the day it all changed. It’s 1942, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Manami and her family are Japanese American, which means that the government says they must leave their home by the sea and join other Japanese Americans at a prison camp in the desert.

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How the García Girls Lost Their Accents

Author: Julia Alvarez

Language: English

Summary: Uprooted from their family home in the Dominican Republic, the four Garcia sisters – Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofia – 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.

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American Born Chinese

Author: Gene Luen Yang

Language: English

Summary: Jin Wang starts at a new school where he’s the only Chinese-American student. When a boy from Taiwan joins his class, Jin doesn’t want to be associated with an FOB like him. Jin just wants to be an all-American boy, because he’s in love with an all-American girl.

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L’invitation américaine

Author: Sophie Landrieux Language: French Summary: L’invitation américaine est un roman d’amour qui offre une plongée saisissante dans le monde universitaire américain d’aujourd’hui, la vie en expatriation et l’œuvre de Chateaubriand. Jeune universitaire française spécialiste du romantisme, Marianne obtient un poste de professeur invité aux États-Unis afin d’étudier l’ouvrage Voyage en Amérique de Chateaubriand. Le temps d’une année universitaire à Georgia Global Campus, Marianne va … Continue reading L’invitation américaine

The Expats: a novel

Author: Chris Pavone

Language: English

Summary: In the cobblestoned streets of Luxembourg, Kate Moore’s days are filled with playdates and coffee mornings, her weekends spent in Paris and skiing in the Alps. But Kate is also guarding a tremendous, life-defining secret—one that’s become so unbearable that it begins to unravel her newly established expat life. She suspects that another American couple are not who they claim to be; her husband is acting suspiciously; and as she travels around Europe, she finds herself looking over her shoulder, increasingly terrified that her own past is catching up with her. As Kate begins to dig, to uncover the secrets of the people around her, she finds herself buried in layers of deceit so thick they threaten her family, her marriage, and her life.
Stylish and sophisticated, fiercely intelligent, and expertly crafted, The Expats proves Chris Pavone to be a writer of tremendous talent. – Source:

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il gatto venuto dal cielo

Il gatto venuto dal cielo

Author: Takashi Hiraide

Language: Italian

Summary: Un gatto entrò nella loro vita. E la cambiò per sempre. Chibi si autoinvita nella cucina di una coppia che sembrava non avere più nulla da dirsi, e come una brezza dolce e scatenata spazza via i silenzi che dividevano marito e moglie. Giorno dopo giorno, le visite della piccola ospite – Chibi rifiuterà sempre di farsi adottare: è uno spirito libero lei! – regalano gioie nuove, scoperte continue, un modo diverso di prendersi cura l’uno dell’altro. Hiraide Takashi ha saputo raccontare con il passo enigmatico e saggio dei gatti la splendida storia di un amore ritrovato. – Source:

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