Search Results: "James Kwan"


BOOK REVIEW

DEAR YETI by James Kwan
by James Kwan, illustrated by James Kwan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A picture-book debut of promise. (Picture book. 3-7)"
On a quest to find Yeti, two hikers write him letters, asking for his help. Read full book review >

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HOW IT FEELS TO BE A BOAT by James Kwan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"While the topic may seem a bit mature or daunting for very young readers, the story has such quirky sparkle that even if readers don't quite get its meaning, they will be delighted with its sense of playfulness. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Using the metaphor of a boat on a journey, this second-person story celebrates the richness and possibility of living. Read full book review >

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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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CHINA RICH GIRLFRIEND by Kevin Kwan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"Over-the-top and hard to stop. A third installment is promised."
Kwan (Crazy Rich Asians, 2013) returns with an equally good-natured, catty-as-hell sequel to his bestselling roman à clef about China's new and old money dynasties.Read full book review >

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RICH PEOPLE PROBLEMS by Kevin Kwan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"Alamak! as they say in Singapore. Please say it isn't over! Of course everything's wrapped up perfectly and tied with a (priceless, hand-painted, 15th century) bow—but not since we were kicked out of Hogwarts and Downton Abbey have we felt so adrift."
The final installment of this bestselling saga of life among the billionaires of Singapore puts the family matriarch at death's door—which means somebody's going to inherit her exquisite estate. Read full book review >

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CRAZY RICH ASIANS by Kevin Kwan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2013

"An elegant comedy and an auspicious debut."
Jane Austen, or maybe Edith Wharton, goes to Singapore, turning in this lively, entertaining novel of manners. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2001

"A lively account, filled with the vivid details of daily and family life that make the best memoirs evocative portraits of their peoples and their times."
Luminous recollections of a lost world, from an Anglo-Chinese writer who recounts how his privileged and sheltered childhood turned into a dangerous adolescence in war-torn China. Read full book review >

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.

My husband lost his father this week.

There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their ...


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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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AWESOME OCTOBER
by Bobbi Dumas

Oh wow, too many great titles out this month!

I’m almost finished with Sherry Thomas’ second Charlotte Holmes/Sherlock Holmes book,  A Conspiracy in Belgravia and it’s just fabulous (full disclosure, Sherry Thomas sent me the audio CDs because I couldn’t get them from the audio publisher, but anyone who knows me knows I love everything she writes and ...


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JAMES PARKS AND BEN COSTA
by Alex Heimbach

“A skeleton and a slime walk into a bar…” That may sound like the wind up to a very nerdy joke, but it’s actually the set up for a scene in James Parks and Ben Costa’s new YA graphic novel, Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo: The Road to Epoli, which, to be fair, is full of very nerdy — ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BEOWULF by James Rumford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2007

"What you have heard before is nothing. I will stir up the waters of the old days and shape the long-ago then into now. Read full book review >