Best Books for Adults 2021

5 Books Found

Filtered by 'Fiction', 'Short Stories'
  • Afterparties: Stories

    Seamlessly transitioning between the absurd and the tenderhearted, this book offers a portrait of Cambodian-American lives. Children of refugees shoulder the inherited weight of the Khmer Rouge genocide and grapple with the complexities of race, sexuality, friendship, and family.
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  • Hao: Stories

    In this debut short story collection, Chinese women in both China and the United States search for words to define hardship and loss, and also deep love, as they cross the alien landscapes of migration and motherhood.
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  • My Monticello: Fiction

    A novella and short stories in which characters grapple with race and class in America. A woman descended from Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings is driven from her neighborhood by a white militia. A professor studying racism conducts a secret social experiment on his own son.
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  • The Rock Eaters: Stories

    Threaded with magic and transcending time and place, these stories use strange and speculative elements to explore what it means to cross borders and break down walls, personally and politically.
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  • Walking on Cowrie Shells: Stories

    Pulling from mystery, horror, realism, myth, and graphic novels, Nkweti showcases the complexity and vibrance of characters whose lives span Cameroonian and American cultures.
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