The future of international travel remains uncertain. And while we’re all missing the immersive experience of traveling to foreign countries, discovering commonalities with strangers, and embracing new perspectives, we can look to our most treasured souvenirs—thestories we learnedand the stories we told—to tide us over.
So while you’re待在家里(or closer to home, at least) immerse yourself in these 14 tales of human experience, each featuring diverse voices and stories from around the world.
A Burningby Megha Majumdar
Set in modern-day Kolkata, India,A Burning- Megha Majumdar的处女作小说 - 在灾难之后，他们的生活汇聚在一起，以三个角色融合。
女孩，女人，其他by Bernardine Evaristo
12 Black British women. Their tales of tragedy and triumph; sisterhood; love and loss. Winner of the Booker Prize,女孩，女人，其他captures the complexities of what it means to be a Black woman in modern-day Britain, while masterfully peeling back the curtain on Britain’s colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean.
Your House Will Payby Steph Cha
Echoing the tensions of the early 1990s in LA, Steph Cha’sYour House Will Payportrays two families that, decades later, are forced to face their dark history amidst unrest returning to their city.
American Spyby Lauren Wilkinson
FBI agent Marie Mitchell is a young Black woman in an old boys’ club. Bored with pushing papers, she joins a task force aimed at undermining the revolutionary president of Burkina Faso—a decision that will change everything she believes about what it means to be a spy, a lover, a sister, and a good American.
American Spy，劳伦·威尔金森（Lauren Wilkinson）的处女作是受到真实事件的启发。
The Beekeeper of Aleppo克里斯蒂·莱夫特里（Christy Lefteri）
The daughter of Cypriot refugees, Christy Lefteri weaves this fictitious account of a family’s journey across Syria, Turkey, Greece, and, ultimately, the UK. At once heart-wrenching and inspiring,The Beekeeper of Aleppoilluminates the power of the human spirit in the face of tragedy and loss.
消失的一半by Brit Bennett
Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversationsby Mira Jacob
This graphic memoir illustrates the complexities of answering a young son’s questions about race, religion, color, and more. Mira Jacob’sGood Talkdoes just that—with levity and, of course, love.
There There汤米·奥兰治（Tommy Orange）
12 members of the Native community converge at the Big Oakland Powwow, just not in the way many of them anticipated. Tommy Orange’sThere There在您不会很快忘记的故事中照亮了美国原住民的经历。
You Exist Too Muchby Zaina Arafat
Spanning Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and New York,You Exist Too Much跟随一名年轻的巴勒斯坦裔美国人的妇女的旅程，以寻找接受，爱和一个归属地。
墨西哥哥特式by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Silvia Moreno-Garcia坐落在墨西哥乡村墨西哥哥特式weaves Mexican folklore with the tale of an unlikely heroine tasked with rescuing her cousin from her new husband’s dark past—and the horrors inflicted by a haunted house.
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous由海洋Vuong
Ocean Vuong’s debut novelOn Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeouscaptures the complex intersections of the modern-day American Dream. Raised by a single mother who immigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam, the narrator writes her a letter (in a language she’ll never understand) about the realities of his young American life: addiction, abuse, and the loss of his first love.
My Sister, the Serial Killerby Oyinkan Braithwaite
位于尼日利亚的拉各斯，Oyinkan Braithwaite'sMy Sister, the Serial Killerfollows two women pushing the boundaries of sisterhood—and blurring the lines of morality.
The Nickel Boys由Colson Whitehead
Winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize, Colson Whitehead’sThe Nickel Boysis based on the true story of a Tallahassee, FL reform school that operated for 111 years and forever damaged the lives of thousands of children.
Elwood Curtis, a Black boy growing up in the 1960s, is unfairly sentenced to The Nickel Academy, a juvenile reform school. The story follows Elwood, and his friend Turner, as they navigate the nightmarish school in Jim Crow-era Florida.
Little Fires Everywhereby Celeste Ng
Set in affluent Shaker Heights, Ohio,Little Fires Everywhere探索孕产的巨大力量，令人窒息的完美期望以及破坏现状的不可预测性。