Our Friend is Here! is a guest feature at The Quiet Pond, where authors, creatives, and fellow readers, are invited to ‘visit’ the Pond! In Our Friend is Here! guest posts, our visitors (as their very own unique character!) have a friendly conversation about anything related to books or being a reader — and become friends with Xiaolong and friends.
Our Friend is Here: Asian and Pasifika Heritage Month Edition is a month-long event at The Quiet Pond during the month of May, where Asian and Pasifika authors are invited to celebrate being Asian and Pasifika work and literature! Find the introduction post for Asian and Pasifika Heritage Month here.
There are very few books on my Ultimate Favorites shelf, but a book that will always have a place on that shelf is You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins. This novel is a YA multigenerational masterpiece that focuses on women in each generation of a Bengali family who immigrated to New York from London in the 1970s and follows their story to present day. I remember listening to the audiobook in the car and wanting to befriend all of the Das women, from independent feminist Sonia, to fiercely protective Ranee. Read More »