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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"A moving, simple spiritual autobiography."
A monk's tale of misery leading to freedom. 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 >

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LA PRIMERA by Ian Tyson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"A very pretty mismatch. (Picture book. 7-10)"
This book illustrates the song of the same name, written by acclaimed Canadian folk and country singer Tyson. Read full book review >

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SECRET SHARED by L. Marie Adeline
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Sort of sexy, but disappointing overall."
Cassie volunteers to support S.E.C.R.E.T, the covert society in New Orleans that helps women overcome personal and relationship issues by acquainting them with the liberating possibilities of sexual fantasy, and introduces Dauphine to the mystery and adventure. Read full book review >

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PHILO, OUR DOG by Yu-Yen Li
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"A charming, enchanting look at the power of love, as seen through a dog's eyes."
A stuffed dog finds a family in Li's debut children's book. Read full book review >

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WHY RAT COMES FIRST by Clara Yen
ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 1991

"Details on the Chinese lunar calendar are included. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Chinese-American author says that, when she was a child, her father read her several folk tales explaining the ordering of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, but she preferred this one, which he had ``made up.'' From his throne high in the sky, the Jade King invites all the animals to a feast, but just 12 come. Read full book review >

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A CONTRIVED WORLD by Jung Young-Moon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"A contrived world? A contrived book, though, if such a thing is wanted, an inducement to torpor and despair."
Does Korean literature have a slacker-novel genre? If so, here's its archetype. Read full book review >

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GABBY & GATOR by James Burks
by James Burks, illustrated by James Burks, developed by Yen Press
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Regardless, on either paper or screen, young readers will enjoy following these unlikely partners as they help each other work through personal hang-ups while evading a Taser-wielding Animal Control officer. (iPad graphic-novel app. 6-8)"
A comical and cinematic tale centers on the budding friendship between a bullied young vegetarian and a carnivorous alligator with water issues (thanks to being flushed down a toilet when small). Read full book review >