Family

Books

Han Kang

The White Book

A collection of short stories and poetry, providing a portrait of family life after the death of an infant.
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Tayari Jones

An American Marriage

A young couple struggle with the division that forms when one of them is imprisoned.
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Yu Miri

Tokyo Ueno Station

An observational account interspersed with past events from the perspective of a deceased homeless man who has taken residency in Tokyo’s Ueno Park.
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Han Kang

The Vegetarian

A South Korean tale of violence, oppression, sex, mental illness and diet.
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Banana Yoshimoto

Kitchen

Struggling to cope with the loss of her grandmother, Mikage Sakurai befriends and stays with Yuichi, an acquaintance of her late grandmother.
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Maya Angelou

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Autobiographical account of a young girl living in the South – in Stamps, Arkansas, facing poverty, racial discrimination and sexual abuse.
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Alice Walker

The Color Purple

Set in the 1900s, a tale of a young girl struggling from abuse, poverty and the dominance of her society.
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