Bethia Mayfield is a young woman growing up in a 1660s small English Puritan communtiy. At 12, she meets Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the two forge a bond that draws each into the alien world of the other. Bethia's father, a Calvinist minister seeks to convert the native Wampanoag. Caleb becomes a prize in the contest between old ways and new, eventually becoming the first Native American graduate of Harvard…
Into the River, by Ted Dawe. Te Arepa inadvertently brushes up against the spirit world when he jumps into an ancestral river, that has consequences later on. Winning a scholarship to an elite boys' school sees him compromising his cultural identity until he no longer knows where he fits, or who he is. https://ashs.mykoha.co.nz/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=9784
Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, Peekay will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.
In Wisconsin, Rico could blend in. His light hair and lighter skin wouldn't make him the "dark dude" or the punching bag for the whole neighborhood. The Midwest is the land of milk and honey, but for Rico Fuentes, it's really a last resort. Trading Harlem for Wisconsin, though, means giving up on a big part of his identity. And when Rico no longer has to prove that he's Latino, he almost stops being one...
The story of a young black woman's search for identity in the remote stretches of South Dakota during the early years of the 20th century. https://ashs.mykoha.co.nz/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=6930
A noir novel, creepy and compelling that explores explores ideas of absent fathers, motivation and identity, while building to an unexpected climax. At the centre are four young people, a mysterious imaginery? younger sister and a murder that may or may ot have happened. https://ashs.mykoha.co.nz/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=8364
A man is severely injured in a mysterious accident, receives an outrageous sum in legal compensation, and has no idea what to do with it. Then, one night, an ordinary sight sets off a series of bizarre visions he can’t quite place. How he goes about bringing his visions to life–and what happens afterward–makes for a riveting, complex, and unusual story https://ashs.mykoha.co.nz/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=7021
When 17 year old Celia Inverarity is found brutally murdered in a secluded West Auckland park one Sunday afternoon, Paul Prior, her English teacher and mentor, is the prime suspect. Celia's death and the violence which follows send Prior back to examine the past - a past that is as secret as his father's den in the old poison shed. Eventually the murderer is exposed, but not before a family has been split apart and old wounds revealed.
The Kite Runner is a novel about friendship, betrayal, and the price of loyalty. It is about the bonds between fathers and sons, and the power of fathers over sons - their love, their sacrifices, and their lies.