Culture Week?

One PM: Ive noticed a sudden theme in my reading list; they all involve a foreign culture. Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan center on either the Afghan or Chinese culture. Im in the middle of Snow Flower and its well written. It begins with the emotional shock of footbinding then eases you into the comfort of the story. I have yet to touch either of the novels written by Khaled Hosseini, but I’m getting there. 

 I figure I’ll just use a whole week to review books focused on different cultures, and include these in there. Id love to have reviews and suggestions from anyone else.

Published in: on October 20, 2007 at 1:13 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. A great book is The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston in which the author describes growing up as a first generation Chinese American.

    The Places in Between is a fascinating book about a journalist’s journey on foot across Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban in 2002.

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