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Explorations of inheritances and mythologies—national, familial, personal—animate these stories of journeys, as these characters seek answers after family secrets are revealed.
From award-winning author Lysley Tenorio, The Son of Good Fortune follows an undocumented Filipino son as he navigates his relationship with his mother, an uncertain future, and the place he calls home in this story of a mother and son testing the strength of their bond to their country—and to each other. Vanessa Veselka’s The Great Offshore Grounds, longlisted for the National Book Award in Fiction, moves from Seattle’s underground to the docks of the Far North, from the hideaways of the southern swamps to the storied reaches of the Great Offshore Grounds, as a pair of half sisters and their adopted brother set of on journeys that will test their faith in one another, and their definitions of freedom.
Moderated by Megan Labrise of Kirkus.