Search Results: "Ava Chin"


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EATING WILDLY by Ava Chin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"A delectable feast of the heart."
A professor and journalist's engaging account of how being an urban forager in New York City led her to unexpected personal enlightenment. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE RED by Ava Jae
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"Deeply flawed. (Science fiction. 13-17)"
Forbidden love blooms on a planet called Safari between its queen and her half-human slave. Read full book review >

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THE RACING HEART by Ava Roosevelt
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Perfect as a light beach read or a pleasant escape on a cold winter night by the fire."
The stakes are high for a young supermodel as she tries to foil a terrorist plot in this high-speed, passionate romance novel. Read full book review >

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GRAVITY by Jason Chin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"With an elegant, spare text and playful, daring pictures, Chin's latest opus exerts a powerful pull all its own. ('More about Gravity,' bibliography) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
After stunning explorations of the Galápagos Islands and California's redwoods, Chin turns literally high-concept for a study of gravity's pull. Read full book review >

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REDWOODS by Jason Chin
by Jason Chin, illustrated by Jason Chin
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"An inventive, eye-opening adventure. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Chin introduces the world of old-growth redwood forests to young readers in this effective mix of fiction and nonfiction. Read full book review >

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GUNGA DIN HIGHWAY by Frank Chin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Let's hope so. (Author tour)"
With his brilliant first novel, Donald Duk (1991), playwright Chin accomplished what Maxine Hong Kingston and Amy Tan could not: used Chinese-American culture as a springboard into original and hilarious art. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Confucius finally gets his due. Chin sticks to the facts as she can discern them and lets the master speak for himself."
A wonderfully streamlined, agenda-free biography of China's greatest intellectual. Read full book review >

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FOUR SISTERS OF HOFEI by Annping Chin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2002

"A remarkable story of survival amid extraordinary changes."
Meticulously researched story of four sisters, teeming with ideas and characters like an intellectual marketplace as it draws on their lives to illustrate the cultural, social, and political history of 20th-century China. Read full book review >

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BELOW THE LINE by Sara Chin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 1997

"Still, in page-long vignettes before each tale, this first-timer displays her true potential, evoking scenes in a sensitively visual language."
A lackluster debut collection by San Franciscan Chin. Read full book review >

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BURDEN OF ASHES by Justin Chin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Though leavened by salty wit, this frank portrait of lacerating personal circumstances will make some readers marvel that the species survives at all."
Poet and performance artist Chin (Mongrel, not reviewed) chronicles a still-youthful existence lived—at least on the page—as if his hair were on fire. Read full book review >

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AVA GARDNER by Ava Gardner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2013

"Juicy, but it leaves a nasty aftertaste."
Based on the movie star's late-night ramblings, an unvarnished account of her marriages and affairs in golden-age Hollywood. Read full book review >