This week, we celebrated Asian Heritage Month, looked at all kinds of short stories, read some diverse children's book studies, and welcomed our newest staffer, Will, who has a book recommendation for y'all.
Our newest ALU staffer Will recently read Document 1by François Blais, translated by JC Sutcliffe (Book*hug): "Document 1 is an epic adventure in which nothing happens – and that is why I love it so much. A story about two small-town Québecers who make an ordinary road trip to equally small-town Pennsylvania seem like an epic journey, Document 1 moves at a breakneck pace through the mundane lives of mundane people; and does so in an absolutely hilarious way. What makes this book so amazing is how it can make the ordinary seem so much more in one line, and then the very next bring everything back down to Earth and ground the reader and the characters again; how it can simultaneously make everything happen all at once and nothing happen at all; how you, the reader, can go on this journey with the characters of Document 1 while they barely go a block from their house."
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