A young man painting nails at the local salon. A woman plucking feathers at a chicken processing plant. A father who packs furniture to move into homes he'll never afford. A housewife learning English from daytime soap operas. In her stunning debut book of fiction, O. Henry Award winner Souvankham Thammavongsa focuses on…Read more
I listened on Libby. The author writes well, and her vision is clear. At times tough, charming, and clipped, this isn't for children. It's for adults who want to hear about life for Lao immigrants to Canada.
How to pronounce knife is a short story collection that is written in a beautifully quiet and unostentatious way. A lot of the stories feature new immigrants trying to adapt to their new surroundings while being very aware of the…Read more