For the Wall Street Journal, Sittenfeld named "five beach reads that are devour-able without being dismissible," including:
Brick LaneRead about another book on the list.
Monica Ali (2004)
A Bangladeshi immigrant in London is torn between the kind, tedious older husband with whom she has an arranged marriage (and children) and the fiery political activist she lusts after. A novel that's multi-continental, richly detailed and elegantly crafted.
Brick Lane is one of David Goodhart's five top books on immigration & multiculturalism.