I just finished reading two books Saturday. One is called 'Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China.' It's by Leslie T. Chang. She's married to Peter (River Town) Hessler. It's non-fiction.Chang's two main characters are Min and Chunming. They represent multitudes of young women from very poor rural areas who seek to better themselves with factory jobs in cities. They encounter many difficulties but plunge ahead regardless. I hope she produces a sequel. Jack London (1876-1916) wrote 50 books. I have only read the following two which were bound together in one volume --'The Call of the Wild' and 'White Fang.' Both stories deal with wolf-dogs. It is amazing how he got into heads of these creatures despite the fact he was able to do so as a human! London is a very descriptive author. He carries you along with exciting tales --it's compelling stuff. As a boy I didn't read a lot of so-called books for boys. I guess I'm catching up now. But honestly, I think his works (at least the two I have mentioned) are certainly suitable for adults --perhaps even more so. Are there any other London fans out there? (Leslie Chang's too young for a shout out).