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Immigration

Pachinko

by Min Jin Lee

Fiction 
A sweeping saga of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, facing enduring questions of faith, family, and identity.

Book: BCCLS
eBook: Libby/OverDrive
Audiobook: Libby/OverDrive

The End

by Salvatore Scibona

Fiction 
On August 15, 1953, the day of a street carnival in the Italian enclave of Elephant Park, Ohio, Rocco LaGrassa receives an excruciating piece of news: his son has died in a POW camp in Korea.

Book: BCCLS
Audiobook: hoopla

The Sympathizer

by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Fiction 
The Pulitzer-winning novel about a Communist South Vietnamese mole who emigrates to America after the fall of Saigon while continuing to serve as a double agent.

Book: BCCLS
eBook: Libby/OverDrive
Audiobook: hoopla

Dreaming in Cuban

by Cristina García

Fiction
Here is the dreamy, bittersweet story of a family divided by politics and geography by the Cuban revolution, presenting a unique vision and a haunting lamentation for a past that might have been

Book: BCCLS
eBook: Libby/OverDrive

The Russian Debutante’s Handbook

by Gary Shteyngart

Fiction
In a bittersweet, hilarious novel about being an outsider in America and what it means to be an American, a young Russian-American immigrant whose mother calls him “Little Failure” pursues his dreams of success, wealth, and a girlfriend.

Book: BCCLS
Audiobook: hoopla

Behold the Dreamers

by Imbolo Mbue

Fiction 
A Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for a senior financial executive, but he soon discovers that the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets.

Book: BCCLS
eBook: Libby/OverDrive
Audiobook: Libby/OverDrive

Americanah

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Fiction 
Two gifted teens in love are parted when they flee the military dictatorship of Nigeria, one to England and one to America; their reunion comes 15 years later.

Book: BCCLS
eBook: Libby/OverDrive
Audiobook: Libby/OverDrive, hoopla

These Ghosts Are Family

by Maisie Card

Fiction 
Set in the U.S., the U.K. and the Caribbean, this dazzling debut incorporates elements of gothic fiction and Jamaican folklore to explore the immigrant experience, as told through the story of a man who leaves behind his true identity in Kingston.

Book: BCCLS
eBook: Libby/OverDrive
Audiobook: Libby/OverDrive

Enemies: A Love Story

by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Fiction 
A Jewish refugee and World War II in New York City juggles three wives; the Polish peasant who hid him from the Nazis; his beautiful and neurotic true love; and his first wife, miraculously returned from the dead.

Book: BCCLS

We Need New Names

by NoViolet Bulawayo

Fiction Nonfiction
An exciting literary debut: the unflinching and powerful story of a young girl’s journey out of Zimbabwe and to America.

Book: BCCLS
Audiobook: Libby/OverDrive, hoopla

Exit West

by Mohsin Hamid

Fiction 
A beautiful book, laced with magical realism, about a refugee couple from an unnamed Muslim country who travel the world through a series of doors that lead them from one country to another.

Book: BCCLS
eBook: Libby/OverDrive
Audiobook: Libby/OverDrive

Brooklyn

by Colm Tóibín

Fiction 
The gentle, poignant, gorgeously written tale of a girl from Ireland who finds a home, her true self and a chance at love in 1950s Brooklyn.

Book: BCCLS
eBook: Libby/OverDrive
Audiobook: Libby/OverDrive

The Devil’s Highway: A True Story

by Luis Alberto Urrea

Nonfiction
Brilliant investigative reporting of what went wrong in May 2001, when 26 men tried to cross the Mexican border into the southern Arizona desert and only twelve emerged.

Book: BCCLS
eBook: Libby/OverDrive

The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts

by Maxine Hong Kingston

Nonfiction
In this classic memoir, a Chinese American writer tells of the traditional Chinese myths, family stories and events of her California childhood that have shaped her identity.

Book: BCCLS

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