Happy Thanksgiving: My Favorite Immigrant Stories

middlesex-a-novel-oprahs-book-clubGratitude is part of my daily routine, but on Thanksgiving and this year, on a Thanksgiving that coincides with Hanukkah, I’m especially grateful for my family history. Several generations back, my ancestors left lives and livelihoods behind for a better deal in America. I’m grateful for that, because between the cossacks’ pogroms and Hitler, who knows if I’d even be around to write these words?

Perhaps that’s why I find immigrant stories so compelling. Here are a few of my favorites. Continue reading