Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


This week's pick: Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok,l which will be released on April 29. I have seen this one a few times on the internet and even have it waiting in my cart on Amazon.
Amazon's production description:
When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life-like the staggering degree of her poverty, the weight of her family's future resting on her shoulders, or her secret love for a factory boy who shares none of her talent or ambition-Kimberly learns to constantly translate not just her language but herself back and forth between the worlds she straddles. Through Kimberly's story, author Jean Kwok, who also emigrated from Hong Kong as a young girl, brings to the page the lives of countless immigrants who are caught between the pressure to succeed in America, their duty to their family, and their own personal desires, exposing a world that we rarely hear about. Written in an indelible voice that dramatizes the tensions of an immigrant girl growing up between two cultures, surrounded by a language and world only half understood, Girl in Translation is an unforgettable and classic novel of an American immigrant-a moving tale of hardship and triumph, heartbreak and love, and all that gets lost in translation.

8 comments:

Jennifer G. said...

This does sound good. Great choice!

Mine is at The Introverted Reader.

Christina T said...

Looks like a fantastic book! I am adding it to my TBR list. Great pick.

Here is mine.

Jill said...

This looks like something I would enjoy...going on the list! Thanks for putting it on my radar...and for participating in WoW!

Lori said...

Interesting choice. Here'sMine.

Diane said...

This sounds great. ENJOY. Thanks

Here is my pick:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Alayne said...

Great choice, I read about this one this morning. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

Missy B. said...

Good pick! I haven't heard of this, but it's going on my wish list!

Kaye said...

This one sounds really good and I love the cover. Have a good week and happy reading!

Here's my WOW