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My New American Life by Francine Prose
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May 09, 11

In this novel the author describes the life of an Albanian immigrant to the United States, not long after 9/11. Lula, the main character is written very well, having witty commentary with herself, as well as with the family who takes her in as an Au-Pair when she loses her tourist visa. Not long after getting her greencard, Lula is visited by "cousins" of hers, other Albanians living in New Jersey, who need her to hide a gun. Feeling obligated Lula hides the gun, and falls for the man who asked her to hide it, creating some awkward situations when he and Lula return from a date and find that the family's estranged mother has returned. There are situations that make you laugh, cry, and cringe throughout the book, and overall it is a great read.

Book Rating: 4/5
Book Received From: Harper for Review
Reviewer: Gabi for Book Sake -

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