* Paterson, Katherine The Day of the Pelican
145 pp. Clarion ISBN 978-0-547-18188-2 $16.00
(2) Meli and her family are minority Albanians living in Serbian-controlled Kosovo in 1998. After her brother is beaten by Serbian police, the family flees then immigrates to America. Paterson conveys their struggles first to survive, then to fit in. The theme of what people do with the hatred they feel toward those who have mistreated them is the novel's great strength. Review 11/09.