Friday, September 25, 2015

Ten cross-cultural novels that illuminate our world

At Off the Shelf Tolani Osan tagged ten top books that "illuminate how disparate cultures can reveal the mystery and beauty in each other and make us aware of the hardships, dreams, and hidden scars of those we share space with," including:
We Are Called to Rise
by Laura McBride

Far from the casinos and lights, the Las Vegas suburbs sprawl out into the desert. In this desolate boomtown, three desperate souls—a middle-aged white woman, a Hispanic veteran just returned from Iraq, and a brave Albanian boy—must decide whether to give in to despair, or to find the courage and resilience to rise.
Read about another novel on the list.

The Page 69 Test: We Are Called to Rise.

--Marshal Zeringue