Thursday, December 9, 2010

Immigrant Stories Challenge - Review Link-Up

Please link to your reviews for the challenge.  Enter you name/blog name with the book title in parentheses.  For example, Colleen@Books in the City (When We Were Strangers).


  1. I finally wrote my review of The Lacuna. I loved this book! Nobody writes literary fiction in a historical context like Kingsolver.
    Next up on my list is Major Pettigrew's Last Stand.

    Thanks for hosting this.

  2. My Korean Deli by Ben Ryder Howe is a wonderful true story about a WASP who marries a Korean woman and they buy a deli for her mother. Funny, honest, poignant- an All-American story about a Korean deli.

  3. I'm Going Where I Belong is a novel about a wealthy Hatian family who emigrate to the U.S. only to find other hardships there.

    Book Dilettante

  4. I posted a review of My Korean Deli - an amusing book about culture and family in NYC.

    Book Dilettante

  5. This is the first of my 2011 Challenge commitments to be completed. But I've enjoyed it so much, I'm going to continue reading. Actually, I'm in the middle of listening to Pete Hamil's Forever right now! Great idea for a challenge, Colleen.

  6. Thanks Colleen! I am so glad you participated and enjoyed the challenge. Forever is a great story - I look forward to hearing what your thoughts on the audio.

  7. Dragon's Pupils is written by a Chinese immigrant to Australia and has a lot of stories from ancient China re myths, martial arts, kung fu. It's a fun YA book.

  8. Hello Colleen! I just wanted to tell you that I participated and read 14 books for the challenge. Linking the reviews wouldn't be interesting to you as I blog in Finnish, but the books were:

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Thing Around Your Neck
    Sebastian Barry: On Canaan's Side
    Amy Chua: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
    Chris Cleave: Little Bee
    Jamie Ford: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
    Amanda Hodkinson: 22 Britannia Road
    Jean Kwok: Girl in Translation
    Lucinda Riley: Hothouse Flower
    Cecilia Samartin: Broken Paradise/Ghost Heart
    Pamela Schoenenwaldt: When We Were Strangers
    Kamila Shamsie: Burnt Shadows
    Helen Simonson: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
    Colm Tóibín: Brooklyn
    Anne Tyler: Digging to America