Books about Migration

  1. The Grapes of Wrath

    by John Steinbeck
    A family's struggle to survive the Great Depression, their journey in search of a new life.

    The narrative begins just after Tom Joad is paroled from McAlester prison , where he had been incarcerated after being convicted of homicide in self-defense. While hitchhiking to his home near ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Tallgrass

    by Sandra Dallas
    During WWII, a small Colorado town is forced to house Japanese-Americans in an internment camp, causing tension and revealing secrets.

    An essential American novel from Sandra Dallas, an unparalleled writer of our history, and our deepest emotions... During World War II, a family finds life turned upside down when the government ... (Goodreads)

  3. My Ántonia

    by Willa Cather
    A young man's reminiscences of his childhood in rural Nebraska, and of his friendships with the immigrants he met there.

    Orphaned Jim Burden rides the trains from Virginia to Black Hawk, Nebraska, where he will live with his paternal grandparents. Jake, a farmhand from Virginia, rides with the 10-year-old boy. On the ... (Wikipedia)

  4. Love and Other Consolation Prizes

    by Jamie Ford
    An orphan's story of courage and resilience, finding love amidst hardship.

    From the bestselling author of, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, comes a powerful novel, inspired by a true story, about a boy whose life is transformed at Seattle's epic 1909 World's Fair. ... (Goodreads)

  5. Exit West

    by Mohsin Hamid
    Reflection on displacement and immigration as two refugees traverse the world in search of a new life.

    Nadia and Saeed meet when they are working students in an unnamed city. Saeed is more conservative and still lives at home, as custom generally requires, but the more independent Nadia has chosen to ... (Wikipedia)

  6. Small Island

    by Andrea Levy
    A story of post-WWII immigration, exploring themes of identity, belonging, and racism.

    Hortense Joseph arrives in London from Jamaica in 1948 with her life in her suitcase, her heart broken, her resolve intact. Her husband, Gilbert Joseph, returns from the war expecting to be received ... (Goodreads)

  7. The Shadow of the Sun

    by Ryszard Kapuściński
    An epic account of a journey through Africa, navigating the continent's diverse cultures and politics.

    In 1957, Ryszard Kapuscinski arrived in Africa to witness the beginning of the end of colonial rule as the first African correspondent of Poland's state newspaper. From the early days of independence ... (Goodreads)

  8. The Woman from Tantoura

    by رضوى عاشور
    A vivid exploration of the Egyptian city of Alexandria, its inhabitants and their struggles.

    الطنطورية (نسبة الى قرية الطنطورة الواقعة على الساحل الفلسطيني جنوب حيفا) ، تعرضت هذه القرية عام 1948 لمذبحة على يد العصابات الصهيونية ، تتناول الرواية هذه المذبحة كمنطلق و حدث من الاحداث الرئيسية ، ... (Goodreads)

  9. The Little House Collection

    by Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Series of stories recounting a pioneer family's journey through the American West.

    This nine-book paperback box set of the classic series features the classic black-and-white artwork from Garth Williams. The nine books in the timeless Little House series tell the story of Laura’s ... (Goodreads)

  10. River of Smoke

    by Amitav Ghosh
    Set in 19th century Canton, the novel follows the opium trade and its impact on various characters.

    In September 1838, a storm blows up on the Indian Ocean and the Ibis , a ship carrying a consignment of convicts and indentured laborers from Calcutta to Mauritius, is caught up in the whirlwind. ... (Goodreads)

  11. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

    by Thomas L. Friedman
    An exploration of the rapid globalization of the world, and the implications of this shift.

    When scholars write the history of the world twenty years from now, and they come to the chapter Y2K to March 2004 , what will they say was the most crucial development? The attacks on the World ... (Goodreads)

  12. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

    by Lisa See
    A woman's search for identity in the face of cultural expectations and familial secrets.

    In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for ... (Goodreads)

  13. Delicious Foods

    by James Hannaham
    A young boy is sold into modern-day slavery on a farm in Louisiana. His mother sets out to find him, encountering a cast of eccentric characters along the way.

    Darlene, a young widow and mother devastated by the death of her husband, turns to drugs to erase the trauma. In this fog of grief, she is lured with the promise of a great job to a mysterious farm ... (Goodreads)

  14. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

    by Jared Diamond
    Tracing the origins of human civilizations through the lens of geography, technology, and biology.

    "Diamond has written a book of remarkable scope ... one of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent years." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a national bestseller: ... (Goodreads)

  15. Autumn

    by Ali Smith
    A novel about the friendship between an elderly man and a young woman, exploring themes of memory, time, and the changing of seasons.

    Daniel Gluck, a 101-year-old former songwriter, lies asleep and dreaming in his care home. He is regularly visited by 32-year-old Elisabeth Demand, who had been his next door neighbour as a young ... (Wikipedia)

  16. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

    by Isabel Wilkerson
    An exploration of the life-changing journeys of the millions of African-Americans who migrated from the South to the North, Midwest, and West from 1915 to 1970.

    In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black ... (Goodreads)

  17. The Big Rock Candy Mountain

    by Wallace Stegner
    The story of the Mason family's struggles and hardships as they move from place to place in search of a better life.

    Elsa leaves her family home after breaking with her widowed father when he becomes remarried to Elsa's best friend. She moves to North Dakota where she meets Bo Mason, who runs an illegal saloon or ... (Wikipedia)

  18. Refugee

    by Alan Gratz
    Three children, three different times, all with a common goal of finding refuge.

    A tour de force from acclaimed author Alan Gratz (,Prisoner B-3087,), this timely — and timeless — novel tells the powerful story of three different children seeking refuge. A, New York Times, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  19. Make Way for Ducklings

    by Robert McCloskey
    A family of ducks navigates the city of Boston, finding a safe home.

    This classic tale of the famous Mallard ducks of Boston is available for the first time in a full-sized paperback edition. Awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1942, Make Way for Ducklings has been ... (Goodreads)

  20. Truth Will Prevail

    by Gerald N. Lund
    A historical narrative of a group of 19th century pioneers on their journey to the American West.

    Truth Will Prevail, — the eagerly awaited third volume in the popular series, The Work and the Glory, — continues the gripping story of the fictional Steed family, a family acquainted with Joseph ... (Goodreads)

  21. Daughter of Fortune

    by Isabel Allende
    A young woman's epic journey to find her lost love, and rediscover her roots.

    In Chile during the 1840s, young Chilean Eliza Sommers is raised and educated by English Anglican siblings Rose, Jeremy, and John Sommers. The Victorian-Spinster Rose, strict Jeremy, and sailor John ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Season of Migration to the North

    by Tayeb Salih
    A stranger arrives in a small Sudanese village, stirring up dark secrets from the past.

    After years of study in Europe, the young narrator of Season of Migration to the North returns to his village along the Nile in the Sudan. It is the 1960s, and he is eager to make a contribution to ... (Goodreads)

  23. The Black Book

    by Orhan Pamuk
    A man's journey of self-discovery in Istanbul, uncovering secrets of his past and the city's hidden stories.

    The protagonist, an Istanbul lawyer named Galip, finds one day that his wife Rüya (the name means "dream" in Turkish) has mysteriously left him with very little explanation. He wanders around the ... (Wikipedia)

  24. ثلاثية غرناطة

    by رضوى عاشور
    A story of three friends, navigating love and loss within the city of Granada.

    ثلاثية غرناطة هي ثلاثية روائية تتكون من ثلاث روايات للكاتبة المصرية رضوى عاشور و هم على التوالي: غرناطة - مريمة - الرحيل. وتدور الأحداث في مملكة غرناطة بعد سقوط جميع الممالك الإسلامية في الأندلس، و ... (Goodreads)

  25. TransAtlantic

    by Colum McCann
    Interwoven stories of transatlantic journeys that span generations of history.

    It tells the intertwined stories of Alcock and Brown (the first non-stop transatlantic fliers in 1919), the visit of Frederick Douglass to Ireland in 1845/46, and the story of the Irish peace process ... (Wikipedia)

  26. Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

    by Jessica Bruder
    A chronicle of a new American subculture of nomadic older adults, coping with economic precarity.

    An alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780393356311 can be found, here., The inspiration for Chloé Zhao's 2020 Golden Lion award-winning film starring Frances McDormand. From the beet fields of North ... (Goodreads)

  27. The Lonely Londoners

    by Sam Selvon
    The story of West Indian immigrants in London, struggling to find their place in a new society.

    From the brilliant, sharp, witty pen of Sam Selvon, his classic award-winning novel of immigrant life in London in the 1950s. In the hopeful aftermath of war they flocked to the Mother Country — West ... (Goodreads)

  28. Canada

    by Richard Ford
    A family's relocation to a small Canadian town, exploring the depths of human relationships.

    After his parents are arrested for robbing a bank, fifteen-year-old Dell Parsons is left to fend for himself. His twin sister Berner has run off, leaving him to a family friend who secrets him away ... (Wikipedia)

  29. The Island

    by Victoria Hislop
    A family's secrets unfold as they grapple with the consequences of the Greek Civil War.

    On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past. But Sofia has never spoken of it. All she admits to is growing up in a small Cretan village before ... (Goodreads)

  30. The Bean Trees

    by Barbara Kingsolver
    A young woman's journey of self-discovery and resilience as she takes on motherhood and a new life.

    Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she ... (Goodreads)

  31. The Plains of Passage

    by Jean M. Auel
    An epic journey across the prehistoric landscape of Europe, filled with danger and adventure.

    The Plains of Passage describes the journey of Ayla and Jondalar west along the Great Mother River (the Danube ), from the home of The Mammoth Hunters (roughly modern Ukraine ) to Jondalar's homeland ... (Wikipedia)

  32. The Shelters of Stone

    by Jean M. Auel
    A prehistoric clan's struggle for survival, as they journey towards the great valley of Ayla's vision.

    Central to this book is the tension created by Ayla's healing art, her pregnancy , and the acceptance of her by Jondalar's people, the Zelandonii. Ayla was raised by Clan Neanderthals , known as ... (Wikipedia)

  33. A Long Way Home

    by Saroo Brierley
    Autobiography of a man's journey to find his family after becoming lost in India as a child.

    When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines. Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name ... (Goodreads)

  34. Leo Africanus

    by Amin Maalouf
    An epic historical novel, tracing the journey of a North African explorer and diplomat in the 16th century.

    "I, Hasan the son of Muhammad the weigh-master, I, Jean-Leon de Medici, circumcised at the hand of a barber and baptized at the hand of a pope, I am now called the African, but I am not from Africa, ... (Goodreads)

  35. The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

    by Peter Frankopan
    An epic narrative of the discover of the world's trade routes, spanning more than 3,000 years.

    The New Silk Roads takes a fresh look at the relationships being formed along the length and breadth of the ancient trade routes today. The world is changing dramatically and in an age of Brexit and ... (Goodreads)

  36. A Place Called Winter

    by Patrick Gale
    A man abandons his privileged life in Edwardian England for a homestead in the Canadian wilderness, where he discovers love and acceptance.

    In the golden 1900s, Harry Cane, a shy, eligible gentleman of leisure is drawn from a life of quiet routine into courting and marrying Winnie, eldest daughter of the fatherless Wells clan, who are ... (Goodreads)

  37. The Thread

    by Victoria Hislop
    A journey of two families through 20th century Greece, facing hardships & tragedy.

    A beautiful and epic novel that spans nearly a hundred years, The Thread is a magnificent story of a friendship and a love that endures through the catastrophes and upheavals of the twentieth ... (Goodreads)

  38. Istanbul: Memories and the City

    by Orhan Pamuk
    A personal exploration of Istanbul, an exploration of its culture, people, and history.

    A shimmering evocation, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world’s great cities, by its foremost writer. Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul and still lives in the family apartment building ... (Goodreads)

  39. Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions

    by Valeria Luiselli
    An exploration of the refugee crisis from the perspective of a Mexican immigration lawyer.

    Structured around the forty questions Luiselli translates and asks undocumented Latin-American children facing deportation, Tell Me How It Ends (an expansion of her 2016 Freeman's essay of the same ... (Goodreads)

  40. رحلتي مع غاندي

    by أحمد الشقيري

    ماذا ستجد في هذا الكتاب؟ ستجد خواطر وحكم حول جوانب عديدة في الحياة. كلنا في النهاية نعاني من نفس الهموم ولدينا نفس الضعف البشري، وفي هذا الكتاب أتحدث بصراحة وشفافية عن هذا الضعف وعن رحلتي في علاجه ... (Goodreads)

  41. Alaska

    by James A. Michener
    Epic tale of Alaskan history and culture tracing the lives of several generations of characters.

    A sweeping description of the formation of the North American continent . The reader follows the development of the Alaskan terrain over millennia. The city of Los Angeles is now some twenty-four ... (Wikipedia)

  42. A Strangeness in My Mind

    by Orhan Pamuk
    A story of a street vendor's life in Istanbul, exploring his dreams, disappointments and daily encounters.

    A Strangeness In My Mind is a novel Orhan Pamuk has worked on for six years. It is the story of boza seller Mevlut, the woman to whom he wrote three years' worth of love letters, and their life in ... (Goodreads)

  43. The Trumpet of the Swan

    by E.B. White
    A young trumpeter swan embarks on a journey to prove his worth, find his voice and belong.

    Generations have grown up with E. B. White's classic novels. One of his best-loved books, The Trumpet of the Swan , about a cygnet who finds his voice, is now a full-length animated film from Sony. ... (Goodreads)

  44. Flights

    by Olga Tokarczuk
    A collection of interconnected stories exploring the human experience of travel and movement.

    From the incomparably original Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, Flights interweaves reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration. ... (Goodreads)

  45. The Drifters

    by James A. Michener
    Six young people from different backgrounds travel through Europe, seeking adventure and meaning in their lives.

    In the first chapter, Joe is introduced as a disenfranchised twenty-year-old youth who is enrolled at the University of California during the Vietnam War . After Joe realizes that with his grades he ... (Wikipedia)

  46. The Covenant

    by James A. Michener
    Epic saga of a South African family spanning generations, exploring the power of love, loyalty, and faith.

    Michener writes largely from the point of view of the Afrikaners, descendants of Dutch settlers and French Huguenot immigrants who traveled to South Africa to practice freedom of worship in the ... (Wikipedia)

  47. The Undaunted : The Miracle of the Hole-in-the-Rock Pioneers

    by Gerald N. Lund
    The story of a group of pioneers who, through faith and determination, overcame seemingly impossible obstacles to settle in a new land.

    The journey was impossible. But they had no other choice. At the call of their prophet, they left well-established farms and businesses to strike out yet again into the untamed wilderness. A small ... (Goodreads)

  48. A Fall of Marigolds

    by Susan Meissner
    Two women separated by time and circumstance, brought together by a shared tragedy.

    A beautiful scarf, passed down through the generations, connects two women who learn that the weight of the world is made bearable by the love we give away.... September 1911. On Ellis Island in New ... (Goodreads)

  49. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

    by Judith Kerr
    A family's escape from Nazi Germany during World War II.

    Partly autobiographical, this is first of the internationally acclaimed trilogy by Judith Kerr telling the unforgettable story of a Jewish family fleeing from Germany at the start of the Second World ... (Goodreads)

  50. 99 Cahaya di Langit Eropa: Perjalanan Menapak Jejak Islam di Eropa

    by Hanum Salsabiela Rais

    Aku mengucek-ucek mata. Lukisan Bunda Maria dan Bayi Yesus itu terlihat biasa saja. Jika sedikit lagi saja hidungku menyentuh permukaan lukisan, alarm di Museum Louvre akan berdering-dering. Aku ... (Goodreads)

  51. London

    by Edward Rutherfurd
    Historical novel tracing the 2000-year history of the English capital.

    Here is Edward Rutherfurd's classic novel of London, a glorious pageant spanning 2,000 years. He brings this vibrant city's long and noble history alive through the ever-shifting fortunes, fates, and ... (Goodreads)

  52. Away

    by Jane Urquhart
    A young woman travels to Ireland to uncover her family's past and discovers secrets that change her life forever.

    A stunning, evocative novel set in Ireland and Canada, Away traces a family’s complex and layered past. The narrative unfolds with shimmering clarity, and takes us from the harsh northern Irish coast ... (Goodreads)

  53. Orhan's Inheritance

    by Aline Ohanesian
    Orhan inherits his grandfather's property in Turkey, uncovering family secrets and the Armenian genocide. A story of love, loss, and identity.

    In her extraordinary debut, Aline Ohanesian has created two remarkable characters—a young man ignorant of his family’s and his country’s past, and an old woman haunted by the toll the past has taken ... (Goodreads)

  54. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

    by Alexandra Fuller
    A personal exploration of the African continent, full of stories of the author's family and their life in Zimbabwe.

    In this sequel to Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight , Alexandra Fuller returns to Africa and the story of her unforgettable family. In Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness , Alexandra ... (Goodreads)

  55. The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey

    by Rinker Buck
    Exploration of 1800s America through the lens of a modern-day wagon journey.

    In the bestselling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck's "The Oregon Trail" is a major work of participatory history: an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the ... (Goodreads)

  56. The Pecan Man

    by Cassie Dandridge Selleck
    A woman's journey of self-discovery, as she uncovers the truth about her family's past.

    The Pecan Man is a work of Southern fiction whose first chapter was the First Place winner of the 2006 CNW/FFWA Florida State Writing Competition in the Unpublished Novel category. In the summer of ... (Goodreads)

  57. The Emigrants

    by Vilhelm Moberg
    Four Swedish emigrants leave their homeland in search of a better life in America, facing hardships and challenges along the way.

    The novel-series describes the long and strenuous journey for a party of emigrants from the province of Småland , Sweden , to the United States in 1850, coinciding with the beginning of the first ... (Wikipedia)

  58. Caramelo

    by Sandra Cisneros
    A Latina girl's story of growing up and coming to terms with her cultural identity.

    Every year, Ceyala “Lala” Reyes' family—aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, and Lala's six older brothers—packs up three cars and, in a wild ride, drive from Chicago to the Little Grandfather and Awful ... (Barnes & Noble)

  59. The Keeping Quilt

    by Patricia Polacco
    A family heirloom, a quilt made from the clothes of ancestors, is passed down through generations of a Jewish immigrant family in America.

    "We will make a quilt to help us always remember home," Anna's mother said. "It will be like heaving the family in backhome Russia dance around us at night. And so it was. From a basket of old ... (Goodreads)

  60. Shame

    by Salman Rushdie
    Exploring the intricacies of identity and belonging in an ever-changing world.

    This story takes place in a town called "Q" which is actually a fictitious version of Quetta, Pakistan . In Q, one of the three sisters (Chunni, Munnee, and Bunny Shakil) gives birth to Omar Khayyám ... (Wikipedia)

  61. New York

    by Edward Rutherfurd
    An epic saga spanning centuries of the history and people of New York City.

    Edward Rutherfurd celebrates America’s greatest city in a rich, engrossing saga, weaving together tales of families rich and poor, native-born and immigrant—a cast of fictional and true characters ... (Goodreads)

  62. Postcards

    by Annie Proulx
    A collection of short stories that explore the lives of rural Americans, their struggles, and their relationships with the land.

    This is story of Loyal Blood, a man who spends a lifetime on the run from a crime so terrible that it renders him forever incapable of touching a woman. The odyssey begins on a freezing Vermont ... (Goodreads)

  63. No Great Mischief

    by Alistair MacLeod
    A saga tracing a family's journey through generations of displacement and displacement.

    Alistair MacLeod musters all of the skill and grace that have won him an international following to give us No Great Mischief , the story of a fiercely loyal family and the tradition that drives it. ... (Goodreads)

  64. People Like Us: Misrepresenting the Middle East

    by Joris Luyendijk

    Vijf jaar lang was Joris Luyendijk correspondent voor de Arabische wereld. Hij liep vluchtelingenkampen af en sloppenwijken, joodse nederzettingen en fundamentalistische bolwerken. Hij sprak met ... (Goodreads)

  65. The Moor's Last Sigh

    by Salman Rushdie
    The story of a family's exile and their struggle to keep their culture alive.

    Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found, here, Moraes 'Moor' Zogoiby is a 'high-born crossbreed', the last surviving scion of a dynasty of Cochinise spice merchants and crime lords. He is also a ... (Goodreads)

  66. Chesapeake

    by James A. Michener
    A sweeping saga of four generations of a family living in Maryland and their struggles to adapt to changing times.

    The story-line, like much of Michener's work, depicts a number of characters within family groups over a long time period, richly illustrating the history of the area through these families' ... (Wikipedia)

  67. يوتوبيا

    by أحمد خالد توفيق
    An exploration of the effects of rapid technological advancement on contemporary life.

    كيف ستكون مصر عام 2023؟ لقد عزَلَ الأغنياء أنفسهم في (يوتوبيا) الساحل الشمالي تحت حراسة المارينز الأمريكيين، يتعاطون المخدرات ويمارسون المتع المحرمة إلى أقصاها، بينما ينسحق الفقراء خارجها ينهش بعضهم ... (Goodreads)

  68. Samarkand

    by Amin Maalouf
    Epic tale of a man's journey to discover his identity and the truths of his ancestry.

    The first half of the story is set in Persia (present day Iran ) and Central Asia in the 11th century, and revolves around the scientist, philosopher, and poet Omar Khayyám . It recounts the creation ... (Wikipedia)

  69. Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth

    by Warsan Shire
    A lyrical exploration of womanhood, identity, and the power of words.

    What elevates 'teaching my mother how to give birth', what gives the poems their disturbing brilliance, is Warsan Shire's ability to give simple, beautiful eloquence to the veiled world where ... (Goodreads)

  70. خرائط التيه

    by بثينة العيسى
    A powerful story of resilience and courage, chronicling a Sudanese family's journey from war-torn homeland to refugee camp.

    نبيع كل شيء، ولا مال لدينا لنشتري أنفسنا. ماذا لو كانت قيمة الإنسان ميتًا أعلى منه حيًّا؟ مضيق هرمز. خليج فارس، أو الخليج العربي. بئر برقان. بئر زمزم. الهلال الخصيب. فلسطين المحتلة. دلتا سيناء. البحر ... (Goodreads)

  71. Home

    by Toni Morrison
    A family's struggle to find and maintain a sense of identity in an ever-changing world.

    America's most celebrated novelist, Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison extends her profound take on our history with this twentieth-century tale of redemption: a taut and tortured story about one man's ... (Goodreads)

  72. The Return

    by Victoria Hislop
    A woman travels to Spain to uncover her family's hidden past during the Spanish Civil War.

    Beneath the majestic towers of the Alhambra, Granada's cobbled streets resonate with music and secrets. Sonia Cameron knows nothing of the city's shocking past; she is here to dance. But in a quiet ... (Goodreads)

  73. Les échelles du levant (Littérature) (French Edition)

    by Amin Maalouf

    "Adana'da ayaklanmalar olmuştu. Kalabalık, Ermeni mahallesini yağmalamıştı. Altı yıl sonra çok daha büyük çapta olacakların provası gibi bir şeydi. Ama bu bile dehşetti. Yüzlerce ölü. Belki de ... (Goodreads)

  74. Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China

    by Leslie T. Chang
    The story of migrant factory workers in China, their struggles, aspirations, and the impact of their migration on Chinese society.

    China has more than 114 million migrant workers, which represents the largest migration in human history. But while these workers, who leave their rural towns to find jobs in China's cities, are the ... (Goodreads)

  75. Burnt Shadows

    by Kamila Shamsie
    A multigenerational story of love, loss, and the impact of war on individuals and families across cultures and continents.

    Beginning on August 9, 1945, in Nagasaki, and ending in a prison cell in the US in 2002, as a man is waiting to be sent to Guantanamo Bay, Burnt Shadows is an epic narrative of love and betrayal. ... (Goodreads)

  76. Desert Flower

    by Waris Dirie
    A harrowing autobiographical account of a young Somali girl's journey from oppression to freedom.

    Waris Dirie ran away from her oppressive life in the African desert when she was barely in her teens, illiterate and impoverished, with nothing to her name but a tattered shawl. She traveled alone ... (Goodreads)

  77. Home of the Brave

    by Katherine Applegate
    A young Sudanese refugee struggles to adapt to life in America after fleeing his war-torn homeland.

    Kek comes from Africa. In America he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He's never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter – ... (Goodreads)

  78. The Eighth Life

    by Nino Haratischwili
    A family saga spanning a century, following the lives of eight generations of a Georgian family.

    Six romances, one revolution, the story of the century. 'That night Stasia took an oath, swearing to learn the recipe by heart and destroy the paper. And when she was lying in her bed again, ... (Goodreads)

  79. Sister of My Heart

    by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
    An intertwining story of two young women and the bonds of family and friendship.

    Princess in the Palace of Snakes follows two cousins from birth until their wedding day. The sudden death of their fathers on a reckless hunt for rubies sends Anju and Sudha's mothers into premature ... (Wikipedia)

  80. The Queen of the Big Time

    by Adriana Trigiani
    A coming-of-age story of a young Italian-American girl in the early 20th century, navigating love, family, and tradition.

    Known and loved around the world for her sweeping Big Stone Gap trilogy and the instant New York Times bestseller Lucia, Lucia, Adriana Trigiani returns to the charm and drama of small-town life with ... (Goodreads)

  81. Dawn on a Distant Shore

    by Sara Donati
    Follow the journey of Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner as they navigate the challenges of life in the wilderness of 18th century America.

    Settler Elizabeth Bonner must cross the frozen wilderness of New York State in the winter of 1794 in a desperate bid to save her husband from being hanged as an American spy, in the exciting sequel ... (Goodreads)

  82. In the Land of the Long White Cloud

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