Monday, February 20, 2017

Ten top books about the immigrant experience

Abeer Y. Hoque is a writer, photographer, and editor. Her new book is Olive Witch: A Memoir.

One of the author's ten essential books about the immigrant experience, as shared at Publishers Weekly:
Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel by Anya Ulinich

Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel is Russian American author and illustrator Anya Ulinich’s second book, a graphic novel about love and immigration and relationships. Almost every aspect of the protagonist’s life rang like a bell in my head, from the awkward growing up, to being new in America, to the foibles of writing and online dating. Ulinich is hilarious and sharp and her illustrations are bold and sweetly drawn. Her book presents the immigrant experience as well as that of returning home, as impossible as that is, in pitch perfect funny prose and evocative, warm art. “Now you know that no one ever truly arrives.”
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--Marshal Zeringue