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Immigration | Immigration

emilie-richards's picture
Dec.19.2008
Sam Kinkade is finally feeling reasonably content with his work as a minister in rural Toms Brook, Virginia. But when his plans to welcome the area's growing Hispanic community to the church are met with resistance, a woman arrives to take a job as the church sexton and help build bridges. Elisa...
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Sep.12.2008
Time: The second decade of the twenty-first century. As the immigration crisis reaches the boiling point, once-peaceful Latino protests explode into rioting. Cities across the nation are in flames. Anglo vigilantes bent on revenge launch drive-by shootings in the barrios, wantonly killing young and...
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May.30.2008
Khaled Mattawa"Elmaz Abinader's In the Country of My Dreams redeems the achievements of a century that has struggled long and hard with tolerance and inclusion. Daughter of immigrants from Lebanon, she sings of their birthplace that she too claims as her own, and of the American landscape she...
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May.30.2008
Ms. Abinader has written a slice of history that teaches all ofus how a family's desperate fights for survival wins out over thehorrific clashes of clutures. Her book made me realize that what I thought I knew about the Middle East was simplistic. The complexities of race, religion, and geography...
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Apr.18.2008
Lily Kwok is the first Chinese woman to open a Chinese restaurant in Great Britain. Her granddaughter, Helen Tse is the third generation of women restaurateurs and the book Sweet Mandarin is named after her award winning restaurant. This family has been rocked by both international, social and...
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Mar.31.2008
Jiang and Ming, a loving Chinese couple with two kids, disappointed by their inadequate material life in China, decide to divorce so Jiang can marry a rich but much older overseas Chinese, Humphrey, in order to enjoy a good life in America.After being in a wealthy but loveless marriage with...
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Mar.08.2008
In her tenth book, Dr. Lillian Rubin examines the lives of woman as they grown from daughters into mothers and move on into the intimidating territory of old age. Tangled Lives, which reads with the narrative intensity of good fiction, uses pivotal events from the author's own life to illuminate...
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Jan.16.2008
In this collection, set mostly in China during and after the Cultural Revolution, Geling Yan presents us with unforgettable characters who have all, in one way or another, left home. Yan charts the transformation of her characters' hearts and minds as they find themselves thrust into unlikely...
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Jan.09.2008
Miles away from their home in El Salvador, Xochitl (Soh-cheel) and her family make a home in America. Xochitl misses her family�s small flower business and garden back home. By selling flowers on the street the Flores family begin to make friends with their new neighbors. But it is not until the...