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Dysfunctional Families: A Book Dumpling List

September 1, 2016

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FUN HOME: A FAMILY TRAGICOMIC – BY ALISON BECHDEL

Fun Home

Book Dumpling Recommends For:

  • Lovers of graphic novel memoirs
  • Readers who enjoy the true story of a father’s death soon after he comes out of the closet.
  • Anyone wondering what it would be like to grow up in a funeral home.

FUNNY BOY – BY SHYAM SELVADURAI

Funny Boy_Book Cover

Book Dumpling Recommends For:

  • A beautiful novel about the difficulties of growing up as a gay son.
  • Learning more about Sri Lanka’s civil war.
  • Anyone looking to fuse humour with serious fiction

THE GIRLS – BY EMMA CLINE

The Girls Emma Cline

Book Dumpling Recommends For:

  • Readers looking for strong writing that delivers a poignant coming-of-age story set in 1969.
  • Anyone interested in the horrific murders committed by Charles Manson’s followers, and what could have led young, American teen girls to partake in them.
  • Lovers of disturbing-yet-insightful intellectual fiction that examines the complexities of adolescence told from the perspective of a 14-year-old.

WE COULD BE BEAUTIFUL – BY SWAN HUNTLEY

We Could be Beautiful

Book Dumpling Recommends For:

  • Fans of slower-paced psychological thrillers.
  • Readers interested in the story of a privileged New Yorker who begins to unravel long-held family secrets.
  • Anyone looking for a nice page-turner.

CROSSING CALIFORNIA – BY ADAM LANGER

Crossing California_Book Cover

Book Dumpling Recommends For:

  • Anyone who grew up during the Iranian hostage crisis.
  • Readers who love quirky characters.
  • A sociological study of West Rogers Park in Chicago.

 

 

 

 

 

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