Ha Jin, A Good Fall: Stories (Pantheon). Raccolta di storie ambientate nella comunità cinese di Flushing, una delle più grandi di New York. "The Flushing Main Street that appears in his pages is less a portrait of specific venues and more an evocation of a state of being—that of immigrants tethered to an insular community." nymag.


Gail Collins, When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present (Little, Brown). "In When Everything Changed, Gail Collins picks up the saga of women and their role in the culture, economy, and political life of the United States where she left off in America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines (2003)." Cathleen Schine sul nyrb.

A Jeanette Winterson. "When were you happiest? Happiness is planting the vegetables, sleeping with my girlfriend, running, doing my work, sitting by the fire with a book and a glass of wine... I need a reason to be unhappy, but do not need one to be quietly cheerful." G/O.

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