A review of the book by Paul Allen Paul Allen is a British expat journalist living in Spain. I was fascinated by his book, The Truth About Moving Abroad and Whether It's Right for You: Should I Stay or Should I Go? because it's the first I've read about expatriation from a non-US-centric … [Read more...] about Should I Stay or Should I Go?
A Review of The Samurai’s Daughter by Sujata Massey Christmas in San Francisco – what an exciting holiday! But not for Japanese-American Rei Shimura, who grew up there. Rei has lived in Japan for several years, the fruition of a lifelong dream. She eked out a living teaching English to business … [Read more...] about Hard Things Survive
Death in the Andamans by MM Kaye takes place over Christmas in the late 1930s. Copper Randal’s school chum Valerie has invited Copper (christened Caroline Olivia Phoebe Elizabeth) to stay with her in the tropics. Valerie’s stepfather, Sir Lionel Masson, is the Chief Commissioner of the Andaman … [Read more...] about Death In The Andamans: Expat Book Review
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute is multi-layered expat novel, which was made into a TV mini-series in 1981. It has been one of my favorites for a long time, not only because of the expat themes, but because it also features a strong female protagonist who overcomes some truly daunting … [Read more...] about A Town Like Alice: Expat Book Review
The New Global Student: Skip the SAT, Save Thousands on Tuition, and Get a Truly International Education by Maya Frost. Maya Frost has written a rather astonishing (to me, at least) how-to book. While her focus is ostensibly on how living and studying overseas is a powerful alternative to the … [Read more...] about Expat Books: The New Global Student
Martin Chuzzlewit is not one of Charles Dickens' best-known novels, but it's always been one of my favorites because of the wonderful expat section. Martin Chuzzlewit was published in 1842, following by a few years the author's first visit to the United States. Dickens' description of the US is … [Read more...] about Expat Books: Martin Chuzzlewit