Multcolib My Librarian Darcee: Around the world in 250 pages or less
Annotation:Karen Nieto passed her earliest years a feral child, left alone to wander the vast beach property near her family failing tuna cannery in Mazatlan, Mexico. When her mother dies, and her aunt Isabelle comes to take over the family business, Karen’s world is transformed.
Annotation:A true believer is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Cuban Revolution. A vivid look at life in Cuba in the 1990s following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Annotation:The stories of three unlikely roommates in Denmark: the flamboyant Ravi, the fundamentalist Karim, and the unnamed and pragmatic Pakistani narrator. When a Danish cartoonist responsible for caricatures of Muhammad is attacked, assumptions made about the men are called into question.
Annotation:A novel based on the true story of Enaiatollah Akbari, a young boy whose agonizing struggle begins after his native Afghanistan becomes a dangerous place to live. His mother shepherds him across the border into Pakistan but has to leave him there to fend for himself.
Annotation:At thirty-nine, Deola Bello, a Nigerian expatriate in London, is dissatisfied with her work as a financial reviewer for an international charity. When her job takes her back to Nigeria in time for her father's five-year memorial service, she finds herself turning her scrutiny inward.
Annotation:The writer son of a quiet sympathizer with the Pinochet regime reflects on the progress of his novel, in which an unnamed boy from a Chilean suburb witnesses an earthquake and meets an older girl who asks him to spy on her uncle.
Annotation:The summer Anna turns twelve, she is sent from Brooklyn, back to her native Poland to visit her grandmother, where she develops intense friendships with two local girls. Over the decades, the friends’ lives take very different trajectories, but are reunited in the face of personal tragedy.