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Award winning fiction, Canadian fiction, Award winning non-fiction, Biography, Family biography, Asian travel and geography, World War II
For a brief period between 1938 and 1941, roughly 20,000 Jews found refuge from the Nazis in the one place…not requiring visas, police certificates or proofs of financial independence: Shanghai. In 1939, the author's family made a month-long, 7,000-mile journey to Shanghai, struggling with heat, disease, poverty, and fear. With the war's end came the shock of learning what became of family and friends left behind in Europe. Descriptions of violence. 2002.
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Canadian fiction, Award winning non-fiction, Canadian non-fiction, Canadian authors (Non-fiction), Travel and geography, Asian travel and geography
Author M. G. Vassanji was born in Africa, where his Indian grandparents had settled, and his relationship to India had…been complex and contradictory. Vassanji describes his many visits to India, encompassing bustling cities, quiet landscapes, fantastic stories and fascinating characters, in this his part travelogue and description, part history and meditation, and above all a quest for a lost homeland. Some descriptions of violence. Winner of the 2009 Governor General's Literary Award for non-fiction. Canada Reads 2012. 2008.