Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Seven top novels about studying abroad

Rashi Rohatgi, a Pennsylvania native who lives in Arctic Norway, is the author of Where the Sun Will Rise Tomorrow. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in A-Minor Magazine, The Misty Review, Boston Accent Lit, Anima, Allegro Poetry, Lunar Poetry, and Boston Accent Lit. Her non-fiction and reviews have appeared in The Review Review, Wasafiri, World Literature Today, Africa in Words, The Aerogram, and The Toast. She is a Bread Loaf Sicily and VONA alumna.

At Electric Lit, Rohatgi tagged seven favorite novels about studying abroad, including:
A Word for Love by Emily Robbins

In fellow American-in-Norway Emily Robbins’ debut, Bea is an American studying in Syria just before the unrest. From her outsiders’ perspective, she is perfectly placed to witness the romance between her host family’s migrant worker maid, Nisrine, and a local policeman, Adel. Bea travels the world only to spend most of her time inside the walls of her host family’s home—a rare, realistic depiction that allows the quiet relationships she forges with them to shine.
Read about another entry on the list.

My Book, The Movie: A Word for Love.

The Page 69 Test: A Word for Love.

--Marshal Zeringue