Search Results: "Ching Yeung Russell"


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CHILD BRIDE by Ching Yeung Russell
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Although Russell's characterization of the resourceful, determined Ying is solid, it's the wealth of cultural detail, the curious facts, and vivid descriptions of a time and place governed by a specific set of underlying assumptions that will keep readers engaged. (glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Should a young girl follow the cultural imperatives of her society and go through with an arranged marriage, or embark upon a dangerous journey in an attempt to escape the situation? 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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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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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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A MAP OF PARADISE by Linda Ching Sledge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A superior work of history, then, with some genuinely affecting moments among its fictional characters—and a demonstration of how much of the West was East in the rambunctious Manifest Destiny days of the late 19th century."
Unusual historical accuracy distinguishes an otherwise formulaic novel of a plucky Chinese family: a portrait of Tang immigrants, on whose backs so much of the infrastructure of California and Hawaii was built. Read full book review >

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The Tale of Old Man Fischer by Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2014

"A capably written, genre-bending story filled with creepy-crawlies and refreshingly curious humans."
Neighborhood lore becomes a frightening reality for a young boy who dares to trespass on the property of Old Man Fischer in this debut mystery. Read full book review >

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CHRISTIANITY AND CHINESE RELIGIONS by Hans Küng
Released: March 15, 1989

Ping-ping theology. 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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ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Fans of Brit humor will enjoy, but gird your suspension of disbelief; it's going to get a workout. (Animal fantasy. 9-12)"
Dotty Ida White's equally daffy rare-breed sheep return for more fleecy (mis)adventures. Read full book review >

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BROWN RABBIT IN THE CITY by Natalie Russell
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Her strength remains her mix of warmly colored drawings and prints that seem lifted right out of a street scene in the West Village and strike the perfect balance between hip and cozy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Following up on Moon Rabbit (2009), Russell brings the same charm to this sequel. Read full book review >

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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 >