Search Results: "Cheng Ching Huang"


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EARTH ESSENCE by Helmut Norbert Taferner
NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2014

"A hearty and savory collection, with a few sweet delights thrown in."
A collection of healthy alternatives to traditional comfort food. Read full book review >

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THREE-LEGGED HORSE by Cheng Ch'ing-wen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 1999

"More of Cheng's fiction would be welcome."
An appealing empathy with the fates of embattled "little people" distinguishes this fine collection of twelve stories (from a forty-year oeuvre of nearly two hundred) by a popular Taiwanese author only now appearing in English translation. Read full book review >

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FROM THE STARS IN THE SKY TO THE FISH IN THE SEA by Kai Cheng  Thom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A relevant tale of love and acceptance that can find a home in any children's collection. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A fantasy-inspired story of gender and identity told by trans writer Thom. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2001

"In the end, even if it converts one or two of them to the cause of David Allan Coe and Bocephus, Ching's account is for professors—and not for civilian fans of the hard-drinking, lost-highway sound."
A scholarly disquisition on an embattled musical genre. Read full book review >

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A Silent Strong Man by Judy Cheng
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2014

"Patient readers will warm to this memoir's message to love one's distant dad before it's too late."
Cheng's debut memoir offers a tribute to her father and life lessons about loving a stoic person. Read full book review >

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TOFU QUILT by Ching Yeung Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Full-color illustrations not seen. (author's note, glossary) (Memoir/poetry. 9-12)"
In bright, quick free-verse snapshots, Russell highlights her childhood path to writing. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A thought-provoking, practical guide for open-minded readers hoping to overcome life's challenges."
A New Age antidote for all of the ills plaguing the lives of modern men and women. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"At once intimate and universal; the riveting story of an unforgettable life lived during an unbelievable time. (Verse biography. 9 & up)"
Cheng follows on the Caldecott Honor-winning Dave the Potter, by Laban Carrick Hill and illustrated by Bryan Collier (2010), to further open up the fascinating life of the enslaved potter named Dave for children. Read full book review >

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GOING GEEK by Charlotte Huang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A smart look at class that's undercut by its deemphasis of race. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An amiable yet insufferably class-obsessed LA teen copes with her family's fall from wealth. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE RED GUARD by Wenguang Huang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2012

"A trenchantly observed story that depicts the clash of traditional and modern Chinese culture with a powerful combination of sensitivity and mordant irony."
Writer and translator Wenguang Huang's candid memoir about growing up in the turbulent aftermath of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2010

"Multilayered, provocative and highly accessible, this will appeal to Chan fans, scholars and general readers."
China-born poet and critic Huang (English/Univ. of California, Santa Barbara/Transpacific Imaginations: History, Literature, Counterpoetics, 2008, etc.) recounts the making of an American folk hero. Read full book review >

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LIVING TREASURES by Yang Huang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2014

"A knotty, engaging novel of China's recent history."
A college student faces personal and political challenges in Tiananmen-era China. Read full book review >