A Summer Reading Choice

July 28, 2008


I’ve heard a lot of buzz around Sorrows of an American by Siri Hustvedt and that is why I am recommending it for my summer reading list. Here is the the plot summary from the BBC:

In her stunning new novel, Siri Hustvedt draws on the real-life diaries of her Scandinavian-Minnesotan father to weave a story of second-generation American immigrants in love, at work and at play. A breathtakingly lyrical prose style intensifies the drama as siblings Erik and Inga, transplanted to New York, come to terms with their father’s death and the changing values of a new generation.

Novels about the transplantation of cultures and people are really hot right now as we continue to globalize as a world. It is a topic that is hard to deal with for most people and that is why it is so interesting to see other people’s experiences and understand how they learned to cope with this growing and changing world. I really think this one will help you with that search and understanding of self in this rapidly changing environment.

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