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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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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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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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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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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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"A notable historical document and a vivid, affecting portrait of a young woman's resolve."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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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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THIS IS WHERE THE WORLD ENDS by Amy Zhang
Released: March 22, 2016

"Readers will be left to decide for themselves whether this is a tragic love story or a psychological thriller; regardless, this is most definitely a novel that will have fans talking. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A twisty, stylized examination of a catastrophic relationship. Read full book review >

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AS LONG AS NOTHING HAPPENS, NOTHING WILL by Zhang Jie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1991

"A timely contribution."
A relentlessly critical and often scathing collection from prize-winning writer Zhang Jie (Heavy Wings, 1989): stories that are as much an indictment of life in post-Cultural Revolution China as any work of reportage. Read full book review >

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SOUR HEART by Jenny Zhang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Graphic, uncomfortable situations sometimes substitute for complicated prose. Though bursting with possibility, these linked stories don't quite mature."
A frank depiction of poverty and budding sexuality told through interconnected stories narrated by the daughters of Chinese immigrants. Read full book review >