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English Department

Books We Love and Events Sponsored by the English Department


Book reviews: 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't Cross the Border and Half of the World in Light  <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/11/arts/11iht-bookmon.1.15114934.html?emc=eta1>


 

 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 thinkingcover of the book Chef  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.

The Vagrants Cover


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Phone: 408.864.5764

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Last Updated: 9/22/11