Books set in United States of America (35)


1.

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara EN

Rating: 4     118 Votes
Description:
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A stunning “portrait of the enduring grace of friendship” (NPR) about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. A masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century. A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST • WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held toge... continue
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Recommended: 20 Apr 2022

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American Street by Ibi Zoboi EN

Rating: 3.5     8 Votes
Description:
The rock in the water does not know the pain of the rock in the sun.

On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie—a good life.

But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins, Chantal, Donna, and Princess; the grittiness of Detroit’s west side; a new school; and a surprising romance, all on her own.

Just as she finds her footing in this strange new world, a dangerous proposition presents itself, and Fabio... continue
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Recommended: 11 Sep 2022

3.

And the Mountains Echoed : A Novel by Khaled Hosseini EN

Rating: 4.2     6 Votes
Country: Asia / Afghanistan flag Afghanistan
Description:
An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those clo... continue

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Anomalie by Hervé Le Tellier NL

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
Als een verloren gewaand vliegtuig na maanden alsnog in New York arriveert, zijn alle passagiers en bemanningsleden verdubbeld.

5.

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue EN

Rating: 4     43 Votes
Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
Description:
A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award • Longlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award • An ALA Notable Book NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The New York Times Book Review • San Francisco Chronicle • The Guardian • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Chicago Public Library • BookPage • Refinery29 • Kirkus Reviews Jende Jonga, a... continue

6.

Beloved by Toni Morrison EN

Rating: 3.5     81 Votes
Description:
Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is haunted persistently by the ghost of the dead baby girl whom she sacrificed, in a new edition of the Nobel Laureate's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. 25,000 first printing.

7.

Betty by Tiffany McDaniel EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote

8.

Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat EN

Rating: 4.5     3 Votes
Description:
An unforgettable novel that shimmers with the wonder and terror of its author's native Haiti. Set in the island's impoverished villages and in New York's Haitian community, this is the story of Sophie Caco, who was conceived in an act of violence, abandoned by her mother and then summoned to America. In New York, Sophie discovers that Haiti imposes harsh rules on its own. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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Cat's Cradle : A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut EN

Rating: 4     145 Votes
Description:
“A free-wheeling vehicle . . . an unforgettable ride!”—The New York Times Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important works—and Vonnegut at his very best. “[Vonnegut is] an unimitative and i... continue

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El Mapa de Los Anhelos by Alice Kellen ES

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Spain flag Spain
Description:
La autora que ha enamorado a más de un millón de lectores ¿Y si te diesen un mapa para descubrir quién eres? ¿Seguirías la ruta marcada hasta el final? Imagina que estás destinada a salvar a tu hermana, pero al final ella muere y la razón de tu existencia se desvanece. Eso es lo que le ocurre a Grace Peterson, la chica que siempre se ha sentido invisible, la que nunca ha salido de Nebraska, la que colecciona palabras y ve pasar los días refugiada en la monotonía. Hasta que llega a sus manos el juego de El mapa de los anhelos y, siguiendo las instrucciones, lo primero que debe hacer es encontra... continue


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