Search Results: "Aili Mu"


BOOK REVIEW

LOUD SPARROWS by Aili Mu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A curiosity at best."
Anthology of Chinese short-shorts ranges from exotic to downright weird. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN MU MEETS MIN by Shen Shixi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"A provocative model of amity. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An affectionate farm cat and a lovable farm dog are the best of friends as youngsters, but as they grow up, they also grow apart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SONG OF MU LAN by Jeanne M. Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"Lee creates a powerful and distinctive mooda product of spare imagery, elegant repetitions, and use of the present tense to describe the distant pastthat makes for an affecting read- aloud. (Picture book/folklore. 4-9)"
A beautiful translation of a sixth-century Chinese folk poem about Mu Lan, a woman who spends more than a decade in the emperor's army disguised as a man and returns home a hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Mu-ji-Man Codes by Daniel L Adams
NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2013

"A novel theory diminished by the author's circumventing its blueprint."
Death is inevitable for all and disquieting for some. In this debut code book, Adams admits to being in the latter camp while exploring his evolution from obsessing over—as he calls it—Mr. Death to developing a system for predicting and maximizing life span. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2012

"A workmanlike biography that fills in some of the gaps of this strange, troubling time."
Mostly uplifting account of the Tuscan champion cyclist whose prime was ruptured by the advent of World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUNDISK by Gail Logan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 21, 2005

"Perhaps future generations will have better luck deciphering the meaning of this odd relic."
Two archaeologists search for a mystical lost land where men know no evil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Land of Matta  by Michael Eldred
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2015

"A fantastical puzzle that may be too difficult to solve.

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Eldred (Capital and Technology, 2015, etc.) presents a fantasy allegory for physics enthusiasts.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PARSON’S WIDOW by Marja-Liisa Vartio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2008

"Despair in miniature."
First English translation of a modern classic from Finland. Read full book review >

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I AM CHINA by Xiaolu Guo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A semi-epistolary tale powered by what's repressed and unsayable."
An unusual translation assignment offers a harrowing glimpse into post-Tiananmen repression in China. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHINA'S BRAVEST GIRL by Charlie Chin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Arai's art is colorful and decorative. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
A bilingual presentation of a fifth-century Chinese legend, adapted from a poem recorded hundreds of years later during the Soong Dynasty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2006

"Or, 'How Bill and Ted's Self-Indulgent Adventure Became William and Theodore's Moving Memoir.'"
"Or," as the subtitle puts it, "the True Story of Two Friends Who Gave Up Their Valuable Franchise Selling YANKEES SUCK T-Shirts at Fenway to Find Meaning and Adventure in Iraq, Where They Became Employed by the Occupation in Jobs for Which They Lacked Qualification and Witnessed Much That Amazed and Disturbed Them." Read full book review >