Ms. Meltingpot loves books like a fat boy loves cake. I love to read them. I love to write them. When I enter a bookstore or library I swoon. And while I’ll read just about any genre if it’s a good story, I am particularly interested in books that feature characters of diverse backgrounds. Black, White, Jewish, Jamaican, Asian? I’m not picky, I just want to read books that show me something different. Something that tastes like the Meltingpot. Something different from what often makes it to the front row of the bookshelf in the bookstores.
If you feel the same way, check out these reviews I’ve written for some of my meltingpot literary favorites. Happy Reading!
Wench, by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Run by Ann Patchett
Conquistadora by Esmerelda Santiago
The Personal History of Rachel Dupree by Ann Weisgarber
The Long Song by Andrea Levy