Search Results: "Eileen Cheng-yin Chow"


BOOK REVIEW

BROTHERS by Yu Hua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"A deeply flawed great novel, akin to the best work of Zola, Louis-Ferdinand Céline and, arguably, Rabelais."
The lives of two stepbrothers, temperamental opposites nevertheless sworn to love and protect each other, are traced, in exuberant and exhausting detail, in this massive novel, originally published in Taiwan in two volumes in 2005 and 2006. Read full book review >

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EILEEN by Ottessa Moshfegh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A shadowy and superbly told story of how inner turmoil morphs into outer chaos."
A woman recalls her mysterious escape from home in this taut, controlled noir about broken families and their proximity to violence. Read full book review >

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NIEN CHENG by Robin Langley Sommer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Bibliography (general works, plus Cheng's book); index. (Biography. 9-14)"
In ``The Library of Famous Women,'' the experiences of a wealthy Chinese woman, imprisoned (1966-73) during the Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

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CHOW DOWN by Laurien Berenson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2006

"Although there's some question as to who'll become the Champions spokesdog, Melanie's success in solving the murder is never in doubt."
A breeder gets wound up tighter than her poodle's topknot when murder disrupts six pooches' bids to become top dog in a kibble contest. Read full book review >

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JOSIE SMITH AND EILEEN by Magdalen Nabb
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Young reader. 5-10)"
``...even if Eileen was horrible sometimes, she was still Josie Smith's best friend,'' concludes this fourth book about a little girl who lives with her mother in an English village. Read full book review >

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THE EVIL B.B. CHOW by Steve Almond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2005

"A distractingly entertaining second collection, nimbly executed."
Weird boyfriends, bad novels, sexually perverse collegiates. Read full book review >

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BITTER MELON by Cara Chow
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"While the first-person narration remains narrowly self-focused, with other, rather stereotypical characters only broadly sketched, it does illuminate the demanding expectations of 'stage parents' and the frustrations of their driven offspring. (Fiction. 11 & up)"
Frances, Fei Ting to her China-born mother, starts her last year of high school with the pressure on—get perfect grades in hard classes, improve her SATs by at least 200 points and get accepted to Berkeley, where she must study medicine to become wealthy enough to support her bitter, abusive mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 2, 1998

"Best read in small portions."
Chow, a San Ramon, Calif., psychologist, uses her own experience as a starting point for interviews with Asian-American women on a range of themes, including coming of age, mothers and daughters, fathers and daughters, marriage, and the stages of life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROTHERS by Yin
by Yin, illustrated by Chris Soentpiet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

It's the year after the big fire in Chinatown when Ming crosses the ocean to join his brothers in San Francisco. Read full book review >

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DEAR SANTA, PLEASE COME TO THE 19TH FLOOR by Yin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Though the overall story is a touch sentimental, its realistic urban setting, not seen enough in picture books, will help it find its audience. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Yin and Soentpiet collaborate for the second time (Coolies, 2001) with this long first-person story narrated by a Hispanic boy named Willy. Read full book review >