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Old 12-25-2021, 08:41 AM   #1111
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When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka is $1.99 at Amazon US.

I read this a few years ago and recommend it.

You may also wish to check out No-No Boy, by John Okada, about Japanese-American families sent to internment camps during WWII.

I taught this novel to my first-year students in English 111 & 112 classes.
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Old 12-25-2021, 05:34 PM   #1112
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You may also wish to check out No-No Boy, by John Okada, about Japanese-American families sent to internment camps during WWII.

I taught this novel to my first-year students in English 111 & 112 classes.
Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 12-27-2021, 11:05 AM   #1113
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The Cider House Rules by John Irving is $1.99 at Amazon US. Highly recommended.

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An American classic first published in 1985 by William Morrow and adapted into an Academy Award-winning film, The Cider House Rules is among John Irving's most beloved novels. Set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century, it tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch—saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Cloud's, ether addict and abortionist. It is also the story of Dr. Larch's favorite orphan, Homer Wells, who is never adopted.
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The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough is $1.99 at Amazon US. I read this one years ago and really enjoyed it. Selling it as a romance with a priest is unfairly underselling it.

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The Mirror & the Light (Wolf Hall Trilogy Book 3) by Hilary Mantel - $2.99

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With The Mirror & the Light, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with her peerless, Booker Prize-winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. She traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power, offering a defining portrait of predator and prey, of a ferocious contest between present and past, between royal will and a common man’s vision: of a modern nation making itself through conflict, passion and courage.
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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami is $1.99 at Amazon US.

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The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 -- "Q is for 'question mark.' A world that bears a question." Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project. He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that, soon, his previously placid life begins to come unraveled.

As Aomame's and Tengo's narratives converge over the course of this single year, we learn of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever closer: a beautiful, dyslexic teenage girl with a unique vision; a mysterious religious cult that instigated a shoot-out with the metropolitan police; a reclusive, wealthy dowager who runs a shelter for abused women; a hideously ugly private investigator; a mild-mannered yet ruthlessly efficient bodyguard; and a peculiarly insistent television-fee collector.

A love story, a mystery, a fantasy, a novel of self-discovery, a dystopia to rival George Orwell's -- 1Q84 is Haruki Murakami's most ambitious undertaking yet: an instant best seller in his native Japan, and a tremendous feat of imagination from one of our most revered contemporary writers.
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