New Additions to our Fiction Collection

The 2nd Air Division Memorial Library has recently added to our collection of American fiction. We enjoy offering a selection of American fiction writers ranging from classic works to recent prize winners.

Some of our recent additions include:

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

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This international best seller is a story of four Chinese women in 1949, recent immigrants to San Francisco, meeting weekly to play mahjong and tell stories of what they left behind in China. United in loss and new hope for their daughters’ futures, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Their daughters, who have never heard these stories, think their mothers’ advice is irrelevant to their modern American lives – until their own inner crises reveal how much they’ve unknowingly inherited of their mothers’ pasts.
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
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Yolanda Garcia is taking a trip to the Dominican Republic to revisit the country where she was born, and which her family was forced to flee for New York when she was a child. Previously privileged and wealthy, the family finds it hard to adjust to immigrant life in the Bronx, particularly their tough old-world father, Papi. As they try immerse themselves in the American way of life, Yolanda and her three sisters begin to rebel against Papi’s traditions and values, each in their own way. But, however the girls may iron the curls from their hair and blend their Hispanic accents to fit in, they will always see the world through Dominican eyes. Now Yolanda needs to return one more time, to recover forgotten memories and remember that part of her she lost.
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
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Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857; a battlefield between anti and pro slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry’s master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town with Brown, who believes Henry is a girl. Over the next months, Henry conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive. He finds himself with Brown at the historic raid on Harper’s Ferry, one of the catalysts for the civil war.
There are many more to choose from here in the library so come visit us to find out what else we have in stock.
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