Between the Lines Book Club: Books About Immigration in California

between the lines book club logoThis month our book club is reading The Other Americans by Laila Lalami. If possible we’ll meet on May 30th, but since the library is closed at least until May 22 we are having a discussion right here in the comments section. What did you think of this book? Did the pacing work for you? What about the romance? Did you guess who done it? Who ARE the “other Americans”?

If you enjoyed this book try these other books about immigration in California:


The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otuska

American Street by Ibi Zoboi


The Distance Between Us, by Reyna Grande

The Devil’s Highway,  by Luis Alberto Urrea

Funny in Farsi, by Firoozeh Dumas

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman






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