The modern-day Filipino-American experience is intimately explored in Elaine Castillo’s debut novel America Is Not the Heart.
Happy 2018, everyone! I wish you all a new year filled with love, joy, and good books. Here are my top 5 picks for general fiction and mystery/thriller for 2017.
Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant explores the question of whether everlasting love exists.
A tale of redemption that gives a contemporary twist on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
A story about a cold-blooded killer who demonstrates that one’s ability to love has no boundaries.
Set in the future, the United States government has been replaced by a totalitarian theocracy, where everybody has their own designated place.
A young man in a quest to find a falling star, but found his true love and himself instead.
At a construction site in London, a workman unearths an infant’s skeleton that has been buried for years, uncovering dark secrets with it.
In Haruki Murakami’s collection of seven short stories, Men Without Women, he explores the correlative parallel aspect of love and loneliness through the lives of seven men.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak follows the story of Liesel Meminger and her life in Molching, a fictional small town near Munich, under Nazi Germany.
Fuminori Nakamura’s novel, The Boy in the Earth, centers around an unnamed taxi driver whose life delineates tragedy–abandoned by his parents and abused by his distant relative.
A very fascinating, philosophical, and ambitious story about human experience.