Immigrant Experiences

Jhumpa Lahiri scoffed at the idea of 'immigrant fiction' in a recent NYT interview. We agree that most fiction might be characterized as 'immigrant', especially in America, but we think literature can be an important lens through which to come to understand at least a part of the immigrant experience. Here are a few books that we highly recommend featuring immigrant protagonists.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594483295
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 2nd, 2008

An unconventional novel of three generations that encompasses love, tragedy, dictatorship, and of course, the brief wondrous life of first generation Dominican-American Oscar.


Americanah Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307455925
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Published: Anchor Books - March 4th, 2014

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812983586
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Published: Random House Trade - June 12th, 2012

An engaging tale by the wonderful Michael Chabon, of two cousins (one American, the other narrowly escaping Nazi-occupied Prague) who create a superhero empire in the blossoming comic book culture of 1939.


Songs of Willow Frost Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780345522030
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 11th, 2014

Unaccustomed Earth Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307278258
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Published: Vintage - April 7th, 2009

We Need New Names Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316230810
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Reagan Arthur Books - May 21st, 2013

The Golem and the Jinni Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062110848
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Published: Harper Perennial - December 31st, 2013