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“I remember picking up Ken Follett’s Pillars of Earth for the gothic architecture only to find myself completely captivated by an unputdownable, page-turning epic (all 1,008 pgs of it)!” – Patrick Nolan, VP & Editor in Chief, Penguin Books
“John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath is one of the most relevant and powerful classics I could recommend. The struggles and survival of the Joads reflect that of America, and shed light on the hardships of the marginalized and what it takes to endure.” – Elda Rotor, VP & Publisher, Penguin Classics
Americanah is a gorgeous, surprisingly funny look at America from an immigrant perspective. It’s a witty commentary on race, but at its heart, it’s the story of two people finding one another after many years.
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“Reading Siddhartha was a very important moment for me in a point in my life when I was young, angry, and wanted to be anywhere other than where I was. After I moved around a bit and gained some life experience, one of it’s main lessons came through to me as a truth I have followed ever since – life is where you are right now, so nurture it and watch it grow.” – Paul Buckley, SVP Executive Creative Director, Viking Penguin
“Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club gives voice to the intergenerational, immigrant, mother-daughter stories that many readers can relate to. The journey among these women are distinct but the connections made to readers are universal.” – Elda Rotor, VP & Publisher, Penguin Classics
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