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Prof. Marilyn Patton suggests Chef by Jaspreet Singh because it has a great plot, great characters, and the main action takes place in an area we should all know more about: the India-Pakistan border. Singh's complex characters range from devout Muslim to Hindu to Sikh and his narrative style keeps the reader thinking. Even the cover gives us a clue about the plot.
E. Prof Emily Breunig recommends The Vagrants by Yiyun Li. This book is a moving encapsulation of a small Chinese town in a country on the brink--or then again, maybe not--of major political change.
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