West University Library-Book Club Selection for May 5

Short GirlsTitle to be discussed: Short Girls, by Bich Minh Nguyen.  Date of meeting: Wednesday May 5, 11:00 AM at the Buffalo Grille, on 3116 Bissonnet.  Summary: Van and Linny Luong enact the stereotypical roles of studious, straight-A sister and pretty, popular slacker. The daughters of Vietnamese refugees living in Michigan, the women drift apart as Van pursues a law career and marries a picture-perfect Chinese American classmate. As the narrative cuts back and forth between Van and Linny, examining their failed relationships with each other and their male partners, this lovely first novel becomes much more--a depiction of immigrant culture in which everyone is a short person trying to measure up to the United States.