Search Results: "Liao Yiwu"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CORPSE WALKER by Liao Yiwu
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2008

"Mingles a scholar's detachment with bemused sadness at the cruelties of a troubled and furious history."
English-language publication of dissident writer Liao's "interviews with people from the bottom rung of society," a 2001 bestseller in China until the government banned it. Read full book review >

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FOR A SONG AND A HUNDRED SONGS by Liao Yiwu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013

"A rare eyewitness account by a Chinese dissident who managed to flee to the West to gain his freedom and tell his story."
In this third translation of Liao's work (The Corpse Walker, God Is Red), Wenguang Huang renders a lively, vernacular, fluent sense of the poet's angry depiction of being abruptly apprended by police in 1990 while making a protest film after the Tiananmen Square crackdown. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Will appeal to both Christian and secular readers interested in the cultural realities of China's Great Leap Forward."
A fascinating collection of interviews exploring the resurgence of Christianity in China. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD CHAMPION OF STAYING AWAKE by Sean Taylor
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: July 1, 2011

"Pleasant if unexceptional. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little Stella stuffs a month of adventure into a single bedtime. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTER WHO ATE DARKNESS by Joyce Dunbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Not exactly entropy in action, but a cozy, if lengthy, bedtime tale nonetheless. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Though bedroom monsters are a dime a dozen, this one's a bit different. Read full book review >

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I CAN BE ANYTHING! by Jerry Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"An inspired take on a timeless question. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young boy wonders aloud to a rabbit friend what he will be when he grows up and imagines some outrageous choices. Read full book review >

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YOU WERE HERE by Cori McCarthy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"This ambitious storytelling experiment has decidedly uneven results. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 14-18) "
Five years after her big brother's death, Jaycee tries to understand who he was—and who she's become—by visiting the urban ruins he loved to explore. Read full book review >

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FILBERT by Hiawyn Oram
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"For fans of Ferdinand and anyone who wants to share the message of celebrating or at least respecting differences. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An adorable little fiend that looks a bit like a Wild Thing is—disappointingly—anything but. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE STONE by Jimmy Liao
by Jimmy Liao, illustrated by Jimmy Liao, adapted by Sarah L. Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"An effective allegory for any person who has ever longed for home, however they choose to define it, although perhaps too remote in its metaphor for many children. (Picture book. 5-10)"
From the artist who brought us The Sound of Colors (2006) comes a book by turns haunting and beautiful. Read full book review >

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THE SOUND OF COLORS by Jimmy Liao
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Left unfinished, her journey offers a hint of what it must mean to cope with the darkness. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A girl addresses the reader calmly: "A year ago I began to notice that my sight was slipping away." Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"For the world that knew Liu Xiaobo only for his empty chair in Oslo, this much-needed book fills the void."
The recipient of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize confronts the problems of closed-society China. Read full book review >