Book Collection: Fiction
- Agatha Arch Is Afraid of Everything, by Kristin Bair, is heartbreaking yet hilarious.
- The Art of Floating, by Kristin Bair O’Keeffe, is poignant, witty and unconventional.
- Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, by David Sedaris, takes us into the eccentric stories of his family.
- Dust Child, by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai who is a gifted writer with an ear for language and a heart for humanity. In her stories, she puts the suffering of her characters over the conflicts from all sides.
- The Mountains Sing, by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, is one of the most level-headed historical accounts of the Việt Nam Wars I have read in recent years.
- On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, by Ocean Vương, is a beautiful, painful, and lustful read. Even as a straight man, I find the gay sex scenes to be damn erotic.
- The Sympathizer, by Việt Thanh Nguyễn, is a well-written novel and a well-deserved winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
- Thirsty, by Kristin Bair O’Keeffe, is a dramatic novel that taps into human emotion, brutalization, and compassion.
- Who Do You Love, by Jean Thompson, featured fifteen skillfully-crafted fictions ranging from shocking to reminiscing to disturbing to shattering to enlightening experiences.