Friday, May 29, 2015

Need a Beautiful Book for your Summer Vacation? – Try Mãn by Kim Thuy

The Algonquin Reads book for 2015/2016 is Mãn. This is the second novel by Kim Thuy, whose first novel, Ru, won the 2010 Governor General’s award and is the Canada Reads book for 2015. In delicate, illuminating vignettes, Thuy’s second novel depicts her heroine’s life in Vietnam during the war, then follows her journey as she immigrates to Montreal and establishes a life for herself, cooking in her husband’s restaurant, teaching cooking classes, and publishing a cookbook. 2015 is the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, and the perfect time to discover this elegantly written book about one Vietnamese-Canadian. Read it this summer, and you’ll be ready to participate in the Algonquin Reads events starting in the fall. It’s coming to the Connections – The Campus Store soon.