The January book selection for the Global Book Series is An American Brat by Bapsi Sidhwa. Bapsi Sidhwa is an award winning novelist, raised in Pakistan and currently living in Texas. An American Brat is a coming-of-age story about a Pakistani teenager, Feroza, who is sent to America by her parents for a temporary stay with her uncle. The temporary stay becomes extended as she decides to attend college. Much to the concern of her parents, Feroza slowly alters her perceptions and beliefs as she distances herself from her homeland and culture.
“An American Brat is an exceptional novel . . . funny and memorable.”
–Los Angeles Times
“Bapsi Sidhwa is a writer of enormous talent, capable of endowing small domestic occurrences with cosmic drama and rendering calamitous historical events with deeply felt personal meaning.”
-New York Newsday
To learn more about An American Brat or Bapsi Sidhwa, please see the author’s site at http://bapsisidhwa.com. For more information about the Global Book Series, see http://libguides.lvc.edu/globalbookseries.
Copies of this book are available to check out at the library. The book discussion will take place at the library on Friday, January 27th from 3 – 4 p.m.