Author: Julia Alvarez
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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In onore a Luis Sepúlveda, oggi abbiamo parlato di letteratura latinoamericana. Eccovi i titoli emersi durante questo incontro: nb: vengono omessi i classici del realismo magico che sono stati letti da tutte. Argentina Betibú, Claudia Piñeiro L’Aleph, Jorge Luis Borges I vent’anni di Luz e Lezione di Tango, Elsa Osorio Cile L’albergo delle donne tristi, Marcela Serrano Il postino di Neruda, Antonio Skármeta Tutta l’opera … Continue reading I titoli del té letterario di Expatclic del 24/04/2020
Summary: In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin.
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Author: Isabel Allende
Summary: Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil.
In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident—which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives.
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Author: Anar Ali
Summary: A portrait of a Muslim family–from the heady days in Uganda to hard times in a new country, and the tragic accident that forces them to confront the ghosts of the past.
It’s 1998. And Mansoor Visram has lived in Canada for 25 years, ever since dictator Idi Amin expelled South Asians from Uganda.
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Olivia & Sophia, The adventures of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, the remarkable founder of Singapore as seen through the eyes of his two wives – a novel by Rosie Milne. A while ago I visited the botanic gardens in Bogor, Indonesia, with a group of friends. At one point we came across a monument that Raffles (the founder of modern Singapore) had built upon the … Continue reading Olivia & Sophia, a novel by Rosie Milne