Search Results: "Bao Ninh"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SORROW OF WAR by Bao Ninh
Released: Feb. 3, 1995

"A war novel in the great tradition of Remarque and Sassoon."
A North Vietnamese veteran transforms his nation's conflict into an elegiac ode to doomed youth caught up in wars not of their making. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOVE ALIGHT by Karen Bao
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 23, 2017

"Notably diverse cast aside, derivative and predictable. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
In this trilogy closer, Phaet, the East Asian teen symbol of the resistance, faces losses and the final battles over the fates of the moon and Earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOVE ARISING by Karen Bao
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"This derivative debut never finds its wings. (Science fiction. 13-18)"
In a far future in which humans have settled on the moon to escape wars and climate change on Earth, a teenage girl trains to become a soldier in order to support her family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE YEAR OF THE BOAR AND JACKIE ROBINSON by Bette Bao Lord
Released: Sept. 5, 1984

"It's a deftly worked resolution, inspirational message and all."
A young Chinese arrival, self-named Shirley Temple Wong, finds a secure, bicultural niche in 1945-46 Brooklyn—as, it's suggested, did Chinese American novelist Lord (Spring Moon). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MIDDLE HEART by Bette Bao Lord
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A love story, quietly elegiac, that, like a scene in a classic Chinese painting, captures a moment when to love and live were perilous and often impossible. (First printing of 100,000; author tour)"
A gripping tale of a trio's bittersweet friendship as it's tested by love and by turbulent times in 20th-century China. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DIFFERENT POND  by Bao Phi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Spare and simple, a must-read for our times. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A fishing trip is not just a fishing trip in this poignant, semiautobiographical tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HATCHING SHAREY by Bao-Khanh Tran
written and illustrated by Bao-Khanh Tran, illustrated by David Swaschnig
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2017

"A helpful fable for libraries that caters to children with self-esteem issues."
A platypus can't figure out where she fits among the other animals in this offbeat rhyming tale of self-acceptance by debut author Tran with co-illustrator Swaschnig.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO WANTS CANDIED HAWBERRIES? by Dongni Bao
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A heartwarming story with a bit of mystery, available in both English and Chinese. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In winter, an old man enters Cat's Eye Hutong (alleyway or lane) with his bicycle, fitted with a rack filled with candied hawberry skewers, a Chinese treat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOVE EXILED by Karen Bao
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Its protagonist of Asian heritage aside, it's a standard-issue dystopian middle volume. (Science fiction. 13-18)"
Even though she is on Earth, Phaet can't hide from the evil, totalitarian Lunar government for long. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

FISHING FOR UNDERSTANDING WITH BAO PHI
by Julie Danielson

Minneapolis-based writer and poet Bao Phi, who has made his way in the world of poetry (he has a poem in 2006 Best American Poetry and is a National Poetry Slam finalist), sees his debut early next month in the world of children’s literature. A Different Pond, illustrated by Thi Bui, is an autobiographical picture book, a tender story striking ...


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