One of the best books of 2014 comes out in paperback on January 27. Pioneer Girl by Bich Minh Nyugen is about second-generation immigrants born in the United States who still feel very much bound to their family’s and country’s customs even though they have never traveled to their homeland. Paralleling the stories of PhD student Lee Lien and Laura Ingalls Wilder’s daughter Rose Wilder proves a truly clever way to describe this unique immigrant experience as it is very much like that of those pioneers who braved the new frontier traveling West so many years ago. An energetic read I didn’t want to put down.
Giveaway: Viking will provide one paperback copy of Pioneer Girl to one reader. Open to U.S. contestants. Please provide your email in the comments section and I’ll choose a winner. Deadline January 29.
purchase at Amazon: Pioneer Girl: A Novel
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Please also read the list of Asian-American authors my friend Celeste Ng (Everything I Never Told You) compiled for SALON. Her novel was another best of 2014 read.
purchase at Amazon: Everything I Never Told You: A Novel
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