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You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins | Thoughts

Published in: 2017
Format read in: ebook
Location: US, Ghana, India
Rating: 3/5Why I read it: I hadn't heard of this book until I was browsing through Goodreads Recommend lists. I was craving some Asian fiction and this sounded good from the synopsis.One line review: A decent picture of an Indian American life that focuses more on familial relationships and how the different generations adapt, but one that does not do their characters justice or truly focus on one theme.Who should read it: If you're a Mitali Perkins fan or want to understand more about immigrants, you may enjoy this. There's something about putting words on a page in private that makes me feel powerful in public.Thoughts:Sisters Tara and Sonia move to Flushing, New York from London when their father gets a job there. Until then, they were Londonites to the core, but were now ready to accept New York as their new home. Tara was especially good at imbibing new cultures and even transforming herself pretty rapidl…

Look at what just arrived! - May 24, 2010

mailboxmonday This meme is hosted by Marcia @ The Printed Page. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do).

I just got one book this week, but it's one that I've been looking forward to.


Based upon Availability by Alix Strauss arrived, courtesy of TLC Book Tours. (About "eight seemingly ordinary women", in "Manhattan's Four Seasons Hotel", going through "their darkest moments as they grapple with family, sex, power, love, and death".) Looks like there is plenty of characterization!


Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva @ A Striped Armchair and Marg @ Reading Adventures that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.

You know how a visit to the library usually is? You walk in, and there is this big stack right in the front, screaming "New Arrivals". Now, you probably already made up your mind on what you want to pick up - maybe some holds, maybe that book which you've always been wanting to read. But how do you turn your head away when these gleaming covers out front fight for your attention?

So last week, in the middle of a reading funk, I went to the library to stare at those new covers and pick one. There were so many books out there, which I wanted to read, but in the end, only took one book - One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. The other book I picked is Still Alice by Lisa Genova, which is a referral by a friend in Goodreads.


What do you think of any of these books?

Comments

Carina said…
Based On Availability looks interesting. :-)
Cathy said…
All three look good. Happy Reading!
Dazzling Mage said…
Ooh, great books this week!

Happy reading. =)
Bookventures said…
Based on Availability looks really really interesting. I hope you enjoy it. Here's my mailbox

http://bookventuresbookclub.blogspot.com/2010/05/mailbox-monday_24.html
DCMetroreader said…
Based upon Availability sounds like a good one -- hope you enjoy it!
Based Upon Availabilty sounds super interesting!
Alayne said…
I'll be adding Based Upon Availability to the TBR. Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.
Oh, Based on Availability sounds terrific! I want it.

Here is my MM list on Rose City Reader.
Staci said…
Still Alice is a wonderful book. It will move you beyond words!!! Based upon Availability sounds great too!! Enjoy!