I just finished Shanghai Girls and am halfway through Girl in Translation. Both stories are about women from Asia (China and Hong Kong respectively) coming to America and building their lives here. I find myself being drawn to these stories about Asian women and their journeys time and time again. Perhaps because I feel, in some small way that I can relate. Of course I wasn’t a child laborer or detained at Angel Island but there are people I’ve left behind, there are things that weren’t as I expected and there are times when I struggle with the word “home” and where that really is.
If you’re looking for some quick, easy reads, I recommend both of these books! Let me know if you enjoyed them and if not, lo siento.
Also, now that I’m almost through with Girl in Translation, looking for recommendations. Any good reads lately?