Pooja Makhijani's guest column about context and setting on Chicken Spaghetti.
Discussion of American Born Chinese on Shen's Blog. I loved ABC. It got me thinking about all kinds of mental links between mythology and fiction and reality.
Review of an amazing book that ought to have generated way more buzz than it did: The Silver Donkey by Australian writer Sonya Hartnett. French sisters find a soldier in the woods during World War I. He has a little silver donkey and in gratitude for their help he tells them stories about donkeys. The second of these embedded tale is from India, which drew me to the book in the first place but the structure and the voice kept me reading. Simply beautiful.