just finished Southland by Nina Reyour. EXCELLENT- highly recommended.
one of the best novels about multigenerational and multiracial issues, highlighting the acceptance and tensions between japanese americans and blacks in the crenshaw district of LA in the 1940's and on, that i've read. it highlights different perspectives throughout the book, and the plot is revealed slowly through the different point of views.
just started The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. Decent- so far.
interestingly enough, it features a story within a story. I haven't been a fan of the narrative, but have grown attatched to the love story within the plot. It is a man and woman having a love affair, with the man as a storyteller. this book was recommened by a friend, she claims that this is her most favorite book.
i've picked up quite a few new ones in the last week or so... i will definitely have some time to do some heavy duty reading in my week in kauai, amongst the geokos and volcano rocks. ah, love it.