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Read Novels About Culture & Society

A guide by Claudia (Hartford, CT)

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These are some of my all-time favorites! I've included a variety of different genres to encompass all of my favorite novels that focus on various themes within different cultures that give true glimpses into our current societies. Some of these books are about different cultures in the United States, some are about cultures outside of the U.S. and others are about our current society as a whole. These books immerse readers into segments of both American and international societies that are rarely seen.

War With PigeonsWhite Oleander (Oprah's Book Club)Paint It Black: A NovelA Thousand Splendid SunsThe Kite RunnerMemoirs of a GeishaGeisha of Gion: The True Story of Japan's Foremost GeishaThree Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time (Young Reader's Edition)Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Education in Afghanistan and PakistanThe Kids from NowhereDry: A MemoirRunning with Scissors: A MemoirEat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and IndonesiaShanghai Girls: A NovelCutting for StoneThe Secret Scripture: A NovelLittle Bee: A NovelThe Merry Misogynist: A Dr. Siri Investigation Set in Laos (Dr. Siri Paiboun)The Color PurpleThe Stories of Eva LunaInto the Beautiful North: A NovelThe Hummingbird's DaughterAnna KareninaBless Me, UltimaDogeaters

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Last updated: 11/30/10
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