Search Results: "Bei Dao"


BOOK REVIEW

MIDNIGHT’S GATE by Bei Dao
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 27, 2005

"Bei Dao is alive in exile, not in mourning because of it."
Fresh, inventive passages from an expatriate Chinese poet's peripatetic wanderings. Read full book review >

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GUS, THE DINOSAUR BUS by Julia Liu
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Dinosaur lovers may be enchanted, but others will want to stick to Gus' predecessors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In an odd mix of Syd Hoff's Danny and the Dinosaur (1999) and Steven Kellogg's The Mysterious Tadpole (1997, 2002), Liu and Lynn team up to present the tale of Gus, a dinosaur whose bus duties are not appreciated by all the townspeople. Read full book review >

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BEIJING COMRADES by Bei Tong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"A riveting, if slightly dated, look at China's gay male community."
When cultural attitudes favor heterosexuality over homosexuality, gay youth often grow into troubled adults. Read full book review >

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GRASS ROOF, TIN ROOF by Dao Strom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2003

"Still, knowing characterizations and an aching sense of rootlessness and identity crisis make for an affecting and memorable debut."
The ordeal of assimilation is the central subject of this unusually fragmented, always engrossing first novel from a Vietnamese writer now living in Texas. Read full book review >

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THE GENTLE ORDER OF GIRLS AND BOYS by Dao Strom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2006

"Were these stories actually written earlier than Strom's affecting first novel? They feel like apprentice work."
The complex experience of cultural assimilation is explored in achingly personal terms in this dour successor to the Asian-American (now Texas resident) author's debut novel, Grass Roof, Tin Roof (2003). Read full book review >

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AMAZING ANIMAL FRIENDSHIPS by Pavla Hanácková
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Neither fish nor fowl….(Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Some readers might be familiar with birds that remove troublesome insects from large animals' hides and maybe with wrasses and other animals that remove parasites from larger fish, but most will not have been exposed to the range of species and complexity of interactions that are described in this innocent-seeming picture book. Read full book review >