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America for Beginners

by Leah Franqui

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America for Beginners by Leah Franqui
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    Jul 2018, 320 pages
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    Jul 30, 2019, 320 pages

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A funny, poignant debut novel about three strangers on a road trip across America

Leah Franqui's first novel America for Beginners was well-reviewed by our First Impression readers; 20 out of 23 gave it four- or five-stars.

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America for Beginners by debut author Leah Franqui is a peek into how others see both America and people from other countries within the context of their own upbringing and cultural norms (Susan L).

Three very different people undertake a sightseeing journey across the United States. Their perspectives come from differences in culture, nationalities, social class and religion: Mrs. Sengupta, a wealthy widow from India, arranges the trip ostensibly to see America for the first time; tour guide Satya, an immigrant from Bangladesh, wants to impress his boss at the travel agency despite the fact that he's never been outside of New York City; and Rebecca Elliott, who serves as a companion to a woman she's never met ...

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