Search Results: "Adeline Yen Mah"


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HISTORY
Released: June 9, 2009

"This accessible, entertaining introduction to Chinese culture and history is likely to inspire readers to dig deeper into the subjects that pique their interest. (timeline, suggestions for further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
In this sweeping overview of more than 2,000 years of history, Mah offers a rich, eclectic survey of Chinese cultural and spiritual traditions, art and architecture, history, language, mythology, politics and technology. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 1998

"A compelling story of family cruelty."
A well-told ``wicked stepmother'' story, with the vicious backdrop of racial inequality. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"As none succeed, the question may go unanswered. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The success of Mah's memoirs (Falling Leaves, 1997, for adults and Chinese Cinderella, 1999, for kids) led to her well-received novel Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society (2005) and historical overview China: Land of Dragons and Emperors (2008). Read full book review >

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ADELINE by Norah Vincent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"Readers in search of a crash course on the Bloomsbury circle and the machinations of Woolf's fevered mind will appreciate Vincent's attempts to illuminate both, but her dark portrait of Woolf's agonizing journey through a life marked by psychic pain will hold the most appeal for those already familiar with this sad story of genius and madness."
Virginia Woolf's haunted descent into the River Ouse in 1941 is re-created here in a tale of the author's tortured last years. Read full book review >

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YEN by Morgan Wells
Released: Nov. 5, 2009

"A smut-fest that's as pretentious as it is prurient."
Randy teens wallow in depraved sex and poetic epiphanies in this highfalutin pornographic fable. Read full book review >

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ADELINE STEET by Carol Lynch Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"Completely convincing is the family's numb isolation and gradual reawakening. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A sequel to Kelly and Me (1993), this episodic book follows the Orton family month by month through their first year of grieving for ten-year-old Kelly, who died at the end of the previous book. Read full book review >

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Released: May 13, 2003

"Fighting for human rights, writing the perfect poem, discovering cures for mortal diseases: these are endeavors Trillin would consider deserving of our admiration, thank you. And you can add to that 'the ability to read the wall signs in Chinese restaurants.'"
The chowhound pursues soul-stirring, pulse-elevating food from one eatery to another, over many a mile. Read full book review >

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ME AND MR. MAH by Andrea Spalding

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THE FUTURE OF YEN-TZU by Winifred Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"The story, however, with its clear, economical narration and an outcome that is both logical and peaceable, is unusually strong. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
In a tale that LC terms ``traditional Chinese'' (though no source is given), a humble hero's adventures assume the fortunately/unfortunately pattern: Yen-tzu sets out with a horse to seek his future; the horse runs away but comes back with a mare; the mare throws him, injuring his leg, but his limp keeps him from being impressed by the soldiers who steal both horses. Read full book review >

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THE WEIGHT OF THE YEN by R. Taggart Murphy
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Murphy closes with some uncommonly sensible suggestions on how the two superpowers could forsake the ideological denial that threatens their alliance in favor of a realpolitik calculated to inspire cooperation and trust."
An astute analysis of the dangerously self-serving economic games Japan and the US have been playing over the past 15 years, from an expatriate American investment banker. Read full book review >

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MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH EATING by Ann Mah
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2013

"A bighearted, multisensory tour of France."
An American diplomat's wife finds sweet solace in Parisian culture and cuisine. Read full book review >

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CHOPSTYX by Sophia Mah
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A unique story with a strong voice, definitely appealing to chick-lit fans tired of typical genre clichés."
In Mah's debut, an insecure woman in her late-30s wants to find her life's passion and prove her traditional Chinese family wrong, so she starts a rock 'n' roll cover band. Read full book review >