• The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

    The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

    Bui, Thi

    Our 2019 SEATTLE READS selection.

    Format: Graphic Novel - 2017

    Holds: 15 on 109 copies

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  • The Book of Salt

    The Book of Salt

    Truong, Monique T. D.

    While searching for his own place in the world, Binh, the cook employed by Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas glimpses the dark nightlife of 1930s Paris.

    Format: Book - 2004 First Mariner books edition

    Holds: 0 on 11 copies

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  • The Boat

    The Boat

    Le, Nam

    A collection of seven stories that explore the world from Colombia to Iowa City to Tehran, and examine what it means to be human.

    Format: Book - 2008 First edition

    Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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  • Night Sky With Exit Wounds

    Night Sky With Exit Wounds

    Vuong, Ocean

    Winner of the 2017 T.S. Eliot Prize, this debut poetry collection was said to “capture specific moments in time with both photographic clarity and a sense of the evanescence of all earthly things." (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times)

    Format: Book - 2016

    Holds: 13 on 31 copies

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  • Recitation

    Recitation

    Pae, Su-a

    A meeting between a group of emigrants and a mysterious, wandering actress in an empty train station sets the stage for this fragmentary yet lyrical meditation on language, travel, and memory by South Korea's most prominent contemporary female author.

    Format: Book - 2017 First edition

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • Exit West: A Novel

    Exit West: A Novel

    Hamid, Mohsin

    Winner of 2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize (Fiction) and The Aspen Words Literary Prize, this astonishingly visionary love story imagines the forces that drive ordinary people from their homes into the uncertain embrace of new lands.\n\n

    Format: Book - 2017

    Holds: 8 on 39 copies

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  • Vietnamese Memories: Book 1, Leaving Saigon

    Vietnamese Memories: Book 1, Leaving Saigon

    Baloup, Clément

    Vietnamese-French cartoonist Baloup recounts the stories of five emigres (including his father) who left Vietnam at different times and under different conditions. Clement also documents a time when France took thousands of Vietnamese people from their country and forced them into labor during WWII.

    Format: Graphic Novel - 2018

    Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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  • Alpha: Abidjan to Paris

    Alpha: Abidjan to Paris

    Bessora

    A harrowing and poetic depiction of a modern migration crisis. Alpha attempts to flee Côte d’Ivoire for Paris to reunite with his wife and child. During his months-long journey, Alpha and his fellow migrants navigate smugglers, poverty, illness, and life threatening danger.

    Format: Graphic Novel - 2018 First edition

    Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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  • Turning Japanese: MariNaomi

    Turning Japanese: MariNaomi

    MariNaomi

    As a 20-something in the 1990s, MariNaomi took jobs in hostess bars in San Francisco and Japan. In funny and often touching anecdotes, she describes her attempts to learn Japanese and connect with her heritage in an unlikely setting.

    Format: Graphic Novel - 2016 First edition

    Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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  • Vietnamerica: A Family's Journey

    Vietnamerica: A Family's Journey

    Tran, G. B.

    Born in the US after his parents fled Vietnam, Tran grew up disengaged from his family’s history. After visiting Vietnam for the first time, Tran begins to learn his family’s story and seeks to uncover and document their complex, multi-generational history and long-held secrets.

    Format: Graphic Novel - 2010

    Holds: 2 on 4 copies

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