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Perfect Strangers
Tasmina Perry
The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir
Anh Do
The Captain's Daughter
Leah Fleming
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Lucy Cruickshanks
Someone: A Novel
Alice McDermott
The Wolves of Midwinter
Anne Rice
A Killing of Angels
Kate Rhodes
Gravity of Birds Pb
The Return
Michael Gruber
The Twenty-Seventh City
Jonathan Franzen

The Flowers of War

The Flowers of War - Geling Yan This feels like the ying to Ha Jin's yang in "Nanjing Requiem".

Geling's lead character/s is male whereas Ha Jin's is a female.

Geling's narrative about the infamous Nanjing incident is more vivid and much more cruel compared to Ha Jin's account and much more compact.

It's a toss up but I have to say I enjoyed Geling's novel more.