What are the best books about immigrant families?

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    #1The 1842 Diary of Julia Turnau

    The 1842 Diary of Julia Turnau

    The 1842 Diary of Julia Turnau is a nonfiction book edited by Julia Saeger Nierenberg, written by Julia Turnau and translated by Armin L. Saeger. This book narrates the story of a German immigrant who married a man from the United States.

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    Paul Cox
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "An amazing and highly readable historical diary of a young woman's journey from Germany to America. Full of lively detail and sharp observation, I was far more entertained than I expected I would be. "
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    #2Eat Now; Talk Later

    Eat Now; Talk Later

    Eat Now; Talk Later: 52 True Tales of Family, Feasting, and the American Dream is a collection of short stories about immigrant families. This was written by James Vescovi and was published in 2014.

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    Aaryan Chatterjee
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Despite this cheesy title, this could be an interesting book that fits the solution. Im just not sure how fluid it is."
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    #3The Unenviable

    The Unenviable

    The Unenviable: Stories of Psychological Trauma and Hardship among Immigrants and their Families is a nonfiction book written by David G. Mirich. This book about families who immigrated to the US was originally published in 2014.

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    Daniel Mills
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "this book is a must read for anyone who has ever had a thought about immigration. This collection of compelling stories is an eye opener into the plight of many immigrants and their families. Dr. Mirich has a uniquely qualified insight into the world of immigration and has written one of the most important books ever on the subject"
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    #4With Love, The Argentina Family

    With Love, The Argentina Family

    With Love, The Argentina Family: Memories of Tango and Kugel; Mate with Knishes is a memoir written by Mirta Ines Trupp. This was originally published in 2012.

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    Patrick Fox
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "A very entertaining book."
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    #5When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

    When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

    When Heaven and Earth Changed Places: A Vietnamese Woman's Journey from War to Peace is a nonfiction book written by Le Ly Hayslip and Jay Wurts. This memoir was originally published in 1989.

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    James Walters
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I've always felt sad we didn't just destroy all of Vietnam. I mean, what do they do for us? They're not like the Chinese, who actually serve a purpose. Even so, I enjoyed reading this biography. Sure, it was about a woman, and we've got plenty of those, but she manages to write somewhat decently, and I didn't find myself bored too often."
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    #6The Warmth of Other Suns

    The Warmth of Other Suns
    The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration is a multi-awarded non-fiction history book written by Isabel Wilkerson. It was first published in 2010 by Random House. 
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    Alan Holland
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The Warmth of Other Suns is an amazing story of some of America's earliest immigrants. I was really surprised about how deeply I began to care for the characters in the story. The book is well worth the read and maybe even add it to your library."
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    #7Until the Robin Walks on Snow

    Until the Robin Walks on Snow

    Until the Robin Walks on Snow is a historical fiction book written by Bernice L. Rocque. It is first published in 2012 by 3Houses. 

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    Ronald Herrera
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This book is painstakingly researched and paints a vivid picture of life as an immigrant family in the early 1900's. The story focuses on a baby born prematurely and how an entire community comes together to help the family keep him alive. The story is a lesson on family, tradition, community, and helps the reader reflect on what they take for granted in the modern world. "
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    #8The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

    The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

    The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is about Lia Lee who was diagnosed with epilepsy and the struggles of her doctors in finding the cure in 1988. It is written by Anne Fadiman and won as the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. 

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    Alexander Valdez
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This may be a great work of literature, but the plot seems not interesting at all. It may be interesting for people suffering with epilepsy or someone interested in overcoming obstacles, but to me it sounds pretty dry."
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    #9Funny in Farsi

    Funny in Farsi

    Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America is a New York Times Bestseller written by Firoozeh Dumas. This memoir was originally published in 2003.

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    Hannah Little
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Finalist for the PEN/USA Award in Creative Nonfiction, the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and the Audie Award in Biography/Memoir This Random House Reader’s Circle edition includes a reading group guide and a conversation between Firoozeh Dumas and Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner!"
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    #10Even After All This Time

    Even After All This Time

    Even After All This Time: A Story of Love, Revolution, and Leaving Iran is a memoir written by Afschineh Latifi and Pablo F. Fenjves. This nonfiction book was originally published in 2005.

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    Christine Griffin
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Even After All This Time by Afschineh Latifi is a real story about Iranian immigrants which resonated with me because it brings to mind some of my own family history. I thought it was inspiring and impactful. If you like reading true stories about the immigrant experience and learning about different cultures, then this is the book for you."

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Best What are the best books about immigrant families
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The 1842 Diary of Julia TurnauBooks 27 Paid
2Eat Now; Talk LaterBooks 24 Paid
3The UnenviableBooks 23 Paid
4With Love, The Argentina FamilyBooks 21 Paid
5When Heaven and Earth Changed PlacesBooks 20 Paid
6The Warmth of Other SunsBooks 19 Paid
7Until the Robin Walks on SnowBooks 17 Paid
8The Spirit Catches You and You Fall DownBooks 16 Paid
9Funny in FarsiBooks 15 Paid
10Even After All This TimeBooks 14 Paid
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