Win a Copy of "America for Beginners" by Leah Franqui
About "America for Beginners"
"A Bengali widow leaves Kolkata for the first time in order to see America--the country that stole her son. She is accompanied by a Bangladeshi tour guide and, for propriety, an American woman companion. The three mismatched travelers set off, each searching and yearning for something they may or may not find on the carefully planned and detailed itinerary.
Short chapters showcase a kaleidoscope of voices to make for an absorbing and engrossing read. It has enough humor and heart to make it a great beach choice, but enough depth to make the characters linger long after the last page."
Reviewed for you here by librarian Jennie R. Publication date is set as July 24, 2018.
Want to Win this Book?
- Leave a comment below on Wednesday, June 27, and share the name of your favorite book in which travel plays an important role.
- Everyone who leaves a comment here, on Facebook, Twitter OR Instagram will be entered into a random drawing (Library employees are not eligible). Please only enter in one place.
- The winner will be contacted by email on Thursday, June 28.
- The winner can pick up their prize at the Library location of their choice.
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ARCs are uncorrected proofs given to the Library for review purposes only, and are not for sale.
Rachel Kolliopoulos says
One of my all time favorite books involving travel is Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie!!
Marian Graham says
I’d love to have a copy of “America for Beginners.” I’m an ESL teacher; my job is to teach new arrivals “America for Beginners, you might say. My favorite novel which features travel is “Travels with my Aunt” by Graham Greene, because I’ve had eccentric aunts just like his. Depending on the level of difficulty, this book might be good one to read with my students. Who knows? It may remind them of their journey here. Another quite different book featuring migration (that’s travel too, right?) is “Strength in what Remains” by Tracey Kidder. My students, most of whom are from Africa, find it very absorbing because they can identify with the main character so easily.
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Marian, check your inbox for an email from the Library!
Anne Fuhrken says
My favorite book in which travel plays a critical role is “Breakfast With Buddha,” by Roland Merullo. Travel has a profound effect on the unlikely pair heading from the East Coast to the Midwest.
Perhaps not coincidentally, my favorite book in which travel is a prominent feature is a toss-up between The Sun Also Rises and The Paris Wife. If forced to choose I would say The Paris Wife.
Meenal Singh says
My all time favorite travel book would probably be On the Road by Jack Kerouac. I have read surprisingly few travel related books.