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A Kind of Freedom

I like the way the writer puts an emphasis on hope, family ties and survival. Life for a New Orleans family isn't easy, but Evelyn, her daughter Jackie and Jackie's son T.C. don't let their war- drugs- and racism related problems get the better of them. Written in a cool but at the same time compassionate way this was certainly human story I could relate to.

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The Wangs vs the World

In a reversal of the usual story of immigrants struggling to integrate, this is a rollicking rags-to-riches-to-rags tragicomedy. The misadventures of a Chinese American family on a coast to coast road trip across America, led by their incorrigible patriarch Charles Wang (who has lost the family fortune and privileged lifestyle in the global recession) makes for a highly entertaining tale of family loyalty and resilience in the face of adversity.

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