During the 2001 Afghan War, the lives of Najmal, a young refugee from Kunduz, Afghanistan, and Nusrat, an American-Muslim teacher who is awaiting her husband's return from Mazar-i-Sharif, intersect at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan.
In India in the 1940s, thirteen-year-old Leela's happy, spoiled childhood ends when her husband since age nine,whom she barely knows, dies, leaving her a widow whose only hope of happiness could come from MahatmaGhandi's social and political reforms.
Ailin should have had her feet bound like her sisters, but her father didn't make her. He evenlet her go to school. Unfortunately, when hedies and Ailin's uncle leads the family, she mustchoose between traditional and modern views.
As her senior year in high school approaches, Mina yearns to find her own path in life but working at thefamily business, taking care ofher little sister, and dealing with her mother's impossible expectations areas stifling as the southern California heat, until she falls in lovewith a man who offers a way out.
Young Ju describes her family’s bittersweet experience in the United States after their emigration from Korea. Their hopes for a better life in America are complicated by the difficulty of learning English, their insular family life, and the traditions of the country they left behind.
In this sequel to Finding My Voice, Ellen is at Harvard. However, she doesn't want to be a doctor as her parents wish. She wants to write. Will she be able to break out on her own, or is she trapped by her past?
Chan Kim was the popular soccer star of his Los Angeles high school. Now he and his twin sister are the only Koreans in their new high school in Minnesota. Chan starts to play football to fit in, but will he survive the team hazing?
A debut collection of short fiction blends elements of Indian traditions with the complexities of American culture in such tales as "A Temporary Matter," in which a young Indian-American couple confronts their grief over the loss of a child,while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly blackout.
A tale of wasted love by the Nobel Prize-winning Japanese author. Follows the story of a tragic affair between a wealthy dilettante and a mountain geisha who gives herself to him without illusions or regrets.