When I was a kid, summers were endless. Alas, now they get shorter every year! I still read ferociously every holiday, and these titles can stretch that elusive warm, sunny season just a bit longer. Enjoy!
Text: Susan Jessen Spiele
Vibrant, light and warmhearted
The Moroccan daughter
By Deborah Rodriguez
Amina has returned to her childhood home in Morocco to attend her sister’s wedding and tell her father that she is married to an American. Three other women join who have secrets of their own and several twists and turns ensue.
Eloquent and thought-provoking
The Vanishing Half
By Brit Bennett
The Vignes sisters are identical twins growing up in a southern black community. However, after running away when they are sixteen, their life choices become very different, from families to racial identities. But what happens when their daughter’s lives intersect one day.
Sweeping, lyrical and exquisite
Against the loveless world
By Susan Abulhawa
Nahr is locked away in solitary confinement, reflecting on the dramatic events that landed her in prison in a country she barely knows. Born in Kuwait by Palestinian parents, she ends up a refugee herself and winds up in Palestine.
Honest, darkly funny debut
Candice Carty-Williams: Queenie
Queenie works at a national newspaper and begs to write about Black Lives Matter. A young Black woman living in London, straddling Jamaican and British culture, Queenie finds herself seeking comfort in the wrong places after a messy break-up with her white boyfriend.
Did you know?
Things are thankfully getting back to normal, including the English events at Roskilde library. On the 16th of September at 18:30, you can join an expat potluck; though instead of a dish for the joint buffet, everybody brings cake to the Cake Extravaganza! You can find your free tickets at; Expat Dinner Cake Extravaganza! | Roskilde Bibliotekerne.