Search Results: "Hongling Zhang"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BATHING WOMEN by Tie Ning
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Readers most likely to appreciate this book, the author's first to be translated into English, are those with an interest in feminist issues, as well as Chinese culture, politics and history."
While not a generic "romance" novel, this book focuses on the vicissitudes of romantic relationships. Read full book review >

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Intended Evolution by Dongxun Zhang
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2015

"A theoretically inventive account of evolution that lacks a detailed, well-researched argument."
A radical reconsideration of evolution that emphasizes human intentionality. Read full book review >

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ECHOES OF US by Kat Zhang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Though some fans of the characters may be satisfied, this finale doesn't fulfill the promise of the series' highly original premise. (Dystopian adventure. 13-17)"
The struggle for hybrid rights goes very public in the conclusion to Zhang's dystopian trilogy. Read full book review >

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FALLING INTO PLACE by Amy Zhang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Superior scaffolding, didactic execution. (Fiction. 13-16)"
A teen tries to commit suicide by crashing her car in this debut from an adolescent author. Read full book review >

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ONCE WE WERE by Kat Zhang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Newbies won't find this novel stands alone, but fans will have plenty of reasons to be impatient for the third book in the series. (Dystopian adventure. 13 & up)"
In the sequel to What's Left of Me (2012), Eva and Addie must decide whether the government's latest anti-hybrid initiative justifies an act of terrorism as a response. Read full book review >

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LOTUS by Lijia Zhang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A Book of Little Depth May Still Find Some Readers."
A Chinese girl working in a Shenzhen brothel to support her family back home looks for a way out. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2008

"A notable historical document and a vivid, affecting portrait of a young woman's resolve."
Composed in beautiful English, this remarkable memoir by a former Chinese factory worker delineates her efforts to buck the strictures of socialism and broaden her life's experience. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S LEFT OF ME by Kat Zhang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A thought-provoking first installment in a series that unflinchingly takes on ethically challenging topics. (Dystopia. 13 & up)"
An unsettling dystopian adventure of two souls trapped in a single body. Read full book review >

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THE EMPEROR'S RIDDLE by Kat Zhang
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"An uneven but enjoyable-enough adventure. (Mystery. 8-12)"
When Aunt Lin goes missing in Fuzhou, 11-year-old Mia might be the only one who can find her—and maybe solve a centuries-old mystery along the way. Read full book review >

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GRASS SOUP by Zhang Xianliang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1995

"An extraordinary glimpse into one of the darkest periods of human history."
A haunting prison diary that depicts the epic sorrow and unmitigated human suffering that took place in the ``re-education'' camps of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

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GETTING USED TO DYING by Zhang Xianliang
Released: Jan. 16, 1990

A restrained but moving account of the toll a totalitarian society exacts, by Chinese dissident and writer Zhang (Half of Man is Woman, 1988), who with his first novel became a symbol of political openness and of a less repressed attitude toward sex. Read full book review >