Search Results: "Cao Wenxuan"


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BRONZE AND SUNFLOWER by Cao Wenxuan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Readers of all ages should be prepared to laugh, cry, and sigh with satisfaction. (historical note, author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
Set during China's Cultural Revolution (1960s-70s), this import follows the trials and tribulations of a poor, rural family. Read full book review >

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FEATHER by Cao Wenxuan
Kirkus Star
by Cao Wenxuan, illustrated by Roger Mello, translated by Chloe Garcia Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"This Zen exploration of belonging and groundedness is further enhanced by a sensitive translation and pithy, philosophical introductions by both creators—masterful storytelling. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this first collaboration between Chinese author Cao and Brazilian artist Mello—both of whom are recent Hans Christian Andersen award winners—a feather embarks on a quest to discover to whom she belongs. Read full book review >

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THE ATTIC by Guanlong Cao
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"This is a powerful portrait of political and social repression and intimate pain by a writer willing to boldly engage his own memories."
A deeply disturbing memoir of childhood in postrevolution Shanghai. Read full book review >

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THE LOTUS AND THE STORM by Lan Cao
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"A novel that humanizes the war in a way that body counts and political analyses never will."
Written with acute psychological insight and poetic flair, this deeply moving novel illuminates the ravages of war as experienced by a South Vietnamese family. Read full book review >

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MONKEY BRIDGE by Lan Cao
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

A wonderfully written but unengaging first novel about a young Vietnamese refugee who, in 1975, is airlifted from Saigon and only later learns of her family's dark past. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2002

"Modest and keenly detailed, a welcome contribution to the literature of the Vietnam War."
An insightful memoir by the former prime minister of South Vietnam. Read full book review >

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"Well-researched, intelligently organized stories somewhat dulled by two-dimensional characters."
Organized as separate tales within one main plotline, Cao-Dac's collection includes 11 Vietnamese stories from 42 B.C. to the future. Read full book review >