Search Results: "Hsu-Ming Teo"


BOOK REVIEW

BEHIND THE MOON by Hsu-Ming Teo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"In a world with increasingly flexible borders, Teo's fine novel about traditions lost, found and reshaped resonates beyond the Australian experience."
Set in contemporary Australia, Teo's second novel (Love and Vertigo, not reviewed) is a beautifully crafted story of immigrant alienation, splintered families and the saving grace of friendship. Read full book review >

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MING by Robert B. Oxnam
Released: Jan. 20, 1995

"Still, it's more fun to read than a textbook, and almost as informative, and Oxnam keeps things moving along, even in the face of incredulity."
Oxnam (Cinnabar, 1990) spins a well-meaning tale that often sounds campy in its zeal to put a feminist twist on Chinese history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2005

"A Byzantine tale of sports, commerce and politics, nimbly shuffled by the astute journalist Larmer."
Newsweek's Shanghai bureau chief tells dynamically the story of two Chinese basketball stars who made their ways to the NBA through the thickets of Middle Kingdom politics. Read full book review >

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MING GOES TO SCHOOL by Deirdre Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"Featuring peeks at common classroom sights and activities, this empathetic tale could also be a discussion starter about growth and readiness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The first year of school for Ming is full of opposites and fun, but some things take time. Read full book review >

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MING LO MOVES THE MOUNTAIN by Arnold Lobel
Released: April 12, 1982

"The anecdote doesn't make you laugh like an earthier, folk-type silly tale would, but there's a nice touch of drollery, in keeping with the straight-faced telling, in Lobel's depiction of the wise man, who becomes more languid with each visit, and more encased in a smokescreen of swirls from his own pipe."
A noodle story with an Oriental setting, this is something like the old joke about Mohammed going to the mountain. Read full book review >

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WEST TO EAST by Teo Savory
Released: May 1, 1989

Nine previously unpublished stories and a novella written between 1948-1988, by the author of the novel To Raise a Rainbow (1980): pictures of small-town and rural America drawn with intelligence and charm—in spite of a tendency to hammer the messages home. Read full book review >

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THE PORCELAIN THIEF by Huan Hsu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 24, 2015

"Some first-rate detective work sometimes obscured by excessively thick historical shrubbery."
A former journalist and current professor searches for the rare porcelain buried by his great-great-grandfather in 1938, when Japanese invaders approached his property in Xingang, China. Read full book review >

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Guardians of the Dream by Paul Hsu
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"A convincing treatise on the value of immigration, though not necessarily on the virtuousness of the American dream."
An impassioned defense of immigration and the strength of the American dream. Read full book review >

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ALTAI by Wu Ming
by Wu Ming, translated by Shaun Whiteside
Released: April 9, 2013

"If you like your historical fiction with plenty of explosions and Turkish-inflected interjections ('I do not doubt that our Muezzinzade Ali Pahsa...will be able to stand up to the infidels'), this is right up your alley."
More historical fiction alla Bolognese by the Italian committee. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND RUTABAGA by Claire Hsu Accomando
NON-FICTION
Released: July 20, 1993

"Although recollected perhaps too perfectly—one wonders how Accomando can remember her young life in such vivid detail, including dialogue—nonetheless a compelling story as much about an unusual family as about the vicissitudes of war."
Wonderfully rendered evocations of life in German-occupied France during WW II, by the daughter of a French mother and a Chinese father. Read full book review >

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SPIDER BOYS by Ming Cher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Still, an interesting voice on an age-old theme."
A bare-bones, gritty, and entertaining first novel about street kids in 1955 Singapore. Read full book review >