Friday, June 19, 2009
Friday Finds - June 19
Friday Finds is hosted by MizB from Should Be Reading and it asks us 'what great books did you hear about/discover this past week?
Here is my find for the week...
(Pub. Date. September 1st)
From the critically acclaimed author of Beneath a Marble Sky and Beside a Burning Sea—the new novel from “a master storyteller,”* set in contemporary Asia.
From John Shors comes an unforgettable story of redemption set in modern-day Vietnam.
Dragon House (New American Library), tells the tale of Iris and Noah—two Americans who, as a way of healing their own painful pasts, open a center to house and educate Vietnamese street children. In the slums of a city that has known little but war for generations, Iris and Noah befriend children who dream of nothing more than of going to school, having a home, and being loved. Learning from the poorest of the poor, the most silent of the unheard, Iris and Noah find themselves reborn. Resounding with powerful themes of suffering, sacrifice, friendship, and love, Dragon House brings together East and West, war and peace, and celebrates the resilience of the human spirit.
I was THRILLED that the author was kind enough to send me a copy. I LOVE what I've read about this one so far so I'm really looking forward to reading this one.
Please share your Friday Find.