Search Results: "James Y. Hung"


BOOK REVIEW

SILK ROAD ON MY MIND  by James Y. Hung
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A physician's illuminating examination of modern Xinjiang."
In his memoir, Hung (FOB in Paradise, 2014, etc.) writes of his years volunteering as an ophthalmologist among China's Uyghurs.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An intensely reflective tale of a family uprooted by war, cast adrift onto a sea of uncertainty."
In this memoir, a young Chinese boy in exile faces a difficult adolescence in Hong Kong and Malaysia. Read full book review >

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F.O.B. IN PARADISE by James Y. Hung
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2014

"Hung's thoughtful book deserves an audience wider than just those contemplating a life in medicine, 'an impossible and often thankless job.'"
Hung's (Finding Fat Lady's Shoe, 2013) second memoir updates the classic American immigrant's success story: A young man emigrates from Hong Kong to the U.S. and, despite hardships and failures, works his way through college and medical school to become a doctor. Read full book review >

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Practical Ophthalmology by James Hung
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2016

"An indispensable ophthalmological volume for any general practitioner's office."
Hung (Silk Road on My Mind, 2015, etc.) offers an ophthalmology guide intended for use by nonspecialist medical practitioners.Read full book review >

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DEATH FROM THE LADIES TEE by James Y. Bartlett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1992

"All the ingredients of an old-fashioned mystery, then, except for the mystery."
Despite a stronger opening situation and slicker moves than in Death is a Two-Stroke Penalty, Bartlett still doesn't seem to have the hang of the classic detective story. Read full book review >

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HOW TO READ YOUR MOTHER'S MIND by James M. Deem
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Short glossary (at the beginning, sensibly); bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Once again, Deem and Kelley (How to Hunt for Buried Treasure, 1992, etc.) team up for an entertaining and informative treatment of a fascinating subject. Read full book review >

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WHERE IS MAMA? by Yating Hung
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"A miniodyssey, familiar but elemental, and played out amid plenty of smiles and pop-ups. (Pop-up/picture book. 3-5)"
An aquatic take on the ever-popular "Are you my mother?" plotline, weak in the natural-history department but fully cozy. Read full book review >

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HOW TO HUNT BURIED TREASURE by James M. Deem
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Further reading; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Dozens of drawings and decorations lighten this approach to an arduous, time-consuming, and not always fruitful pursuit. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A grim but keen view of the dark underside of China's prosperity."
A Taiwanese-born investigative journalist reports on the conditions facing migrant workers in China's rural interior. Read full book review >

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BLABBER MOUSE by Y Kelley
by Y Kelley, illustrated by Y Kelley
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"While the intent is good, this lesson misses its mark. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Jokes, poetry, secrets, rumors—Blabber Mouse just can't stop talking. Read full book review >

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THE DOG WHO SAVED SANTA by Y Kelley
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"Though it's a little strange to see an adolescent slacker Santa, Kelley pulls it off with her droll humor in both text and illustrations, aided by a memorable canine character—who's not done reforming holiday icons yet. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this unusual holiday interpretation, Santa is a young and callow fellow who doesn't really care about getting the job done on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >

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DEATH IS A TWO-STROKE PENALTY by James Y. Bartlett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 20, 1991

"A series is promised, though it's likely to interest only hard- core golf fans."
A pleasant, unremarkable first novel asking who shoved up-and- coming pro golfer John Turnbull into a ditch off the 14th hole after hours in the middle of a South Carolina tournament. Read full book review >