Search Results: "Charlene Chua"


BOOK REVIEW

FISHING WITH GRANDMA by Susan Avingaq
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"It's good fun to see this vigorous, involved Grandma leading the fishing expedition. (list of tools, glossary) (Picture book. 5-7)"
An Inuit brother and sister learn to jig for fish with their anaanatsiaq.Read full book review >

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GOKUL VILLAGE AND THE MAGIC FOUNTAIN by Bal  Das
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"The vibrant colors and kid-friendly character design are sure to draw kids; librarians and parents will applaud the celebration of teamwork and normalized cultural diversity."
Six kids with diverse talents and of diverse ethnicities team up to fix a broken fountain and discover its magic in this picture-book series starter from debut author team Chapman and Das, with vibrant illustrations by veteran Chua (How Nivi Got Her Names, 2017). Read full book review >

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HOW NIVI GOT HER NAMES by Laura Deal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"An affirming book for readers of Inuit heritage and a window into their world for outsiders. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture-book introduction to traditional Inuit naming practices and Inuit custom adoption. Read full book review >

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LEAH'S MUSTACHE PARTY by Nadia Mike
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Quirky, playful, affirming fun! (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl's pirate costume inspires a love of mustaches, which her mother happily indulges. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 24, 2002

"An antidote to the typical one-market tidings, and bad news for those contemplating investments abroad."
A nuanced contribution to the debate over whether free markets spread democracy or merely advance the McDonaldsization of the globe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 2007

"The author gives short shrift to forces introduced by petro-politics or the nuclear threat, but still an illuminating exploration of what makes a superpower."
This analysis of world-dominant powers from ancient Persia to the modern United States yields an intriguing set of common traits and progressions. Read full book review >

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GOLD BY THE INCH by Lawrence Chua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"The idea of an architect who can't impose order on his experiences and emotions is a promising one, and the narrator's pain and outrage seem real enough—but Chua's first fiction flies in too many directions at once to engage the reader's interest fully."
Imagery suggesting the-urban-jungle-is-hell-nor-are-we-out-of- it threatens to suffocate a frenetic first novel about an Asian- born architect's return from America to his native Thailand. Read full book review >

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POLITICAL TRIBES by Amy Chua
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"A persuasive call to rethink foreign policy and heal domestic fissures."
How tribalism causes problems at home and abroad. Read full book review >

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CONSIDER THE CROWS by Charlene Weir
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 1993

"Overall: fairly standard stuff."
Former San Francisco cop Susan Wren, now a widow and the police chief in tiny, insular Hampstead, Kansas, discovers that Lynnelle—the poor waif found dead in the woods—thought local college math professor Carena Egersund was the birth-mother who relinquished her years before. Read full book review >

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THE WINTER WIDOW by Charlene Weir
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 13, 1992

"A writer to watch."
This year's winner of ``St. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"A frank, in-depth account of one woman's struggles in a controlling organization."
An author recounts her experiences with the religious group The Way International in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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DEMON SPIRIT, DEVIL SEA by Charlene D'Avanzo
Released: June 1, 2017

"A fine entry in D'Avanzo's oceanography-themed series, which fills an unusual niche in the mystery genre."
In this mystery sequel, D'Avanzo (Cold Blood, Hot Sea, 2016) puts her heroine, Dr. Mara Tusconi, off the coast of British Columbia to investigate some fishy activity on Haida Gwaii archipelago. Read full book review >