Author: Leïla Slimani
Summary: ““Ici, c’est comme ça.”Cette phrase, elle l’entendrait souvent. À cet instant précis, elle comprit qu’elle était une étrangère, une femme, une épouse, un être à la merci des autres.”En 1944, Mathilde tombe amoureuse d’Amine, un Marocain venu combattre dans l’armée française. Rêvant de quitter son Alsace natale, la jeune femme s’installe avec lui à Meknès pour y fonder une famille.
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Author: Nicole Mones
Summary: Expatriate translator Alice Mannegan spends her nights in Beijing’s smoky bars, seeking fleeting encounters with Chinese men to blot out the shame of her racist father back in Texas. But when she signs on to an archaeological expedition searching for the missing bones of Peking Man in China’s remote Northwest deserts, her world cracks open. As the group follows the trail of the Jesuit philosopher/paleontologist Teilhard de Chardin to close in on one of archaeology’s greatest mysteries, Alice finds herself increasingly drawn to a Chinese professor who is shackled by his own painful memories. Love in all its forms–human, sexual, divine, between a nation and its history, a man and his past, a father and his daughter–drives the story to its breathtaking finish. Continue reading “Lost in Translation”
Author: Christy Lefteri
Summary: This unforgettable novel puts human faces on the Syrian war with the immigrant story of a beekeeper, his wife, and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unrecognizable.
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Author: Ray Green
Summary: “Mediterranean noir with a comic twist.” – Mainsail Books
“Joyful, uplifting, and tinged with bliss.” – Sun Sentinel
Roy Groves has led a colourful career in business, during which he battled with corporate politics, deception, and even vicious criminals. But now Roy has retired and he is looking forward to a quieter life. He and his wife, Donna, have bought an apartment in an exclusive development on Spain’s Costa del Sol. Continue reading “Horizontal Living: A Tale of Expats Abroad”
Author: Julia Alvarez
Summary: I wonder what it would be like to be free? Not to need wings because you don’t have to fly away from your country? Continue reading “Before We Were Free”
Author: Julia Alvarez Language: English Summary: Set during the waning days of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic in 1960, this extraordinary novel tells the story the Mirabal sisters, three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands. From the author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents comes this tale of courage and sisterhood set in the Dominican … Continue reading In the Time of the Butterflies