Search Results: "Joanne Wang"


BOOK REVIEW

FEATHERED SERPENT by Xu Xiaobin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"Lyrical, sometimes difficult, and engaging—an allusive, sidelong view of Chinese history by a writer who has seen many of its darker moments."
A family epic—originally published in China in 1998—that winds its way across generations of Chinese history, not always coherently. Read full book review >

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A NEW HOPE by Jack Wang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"A surprisingly good choice for parents who are more familiar with Star Wars than Goodnight Moon. (Board book. 2-4)"
Apparently you're never too young for Star Wars. Read full book review >

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PLAYING FOR THRILLS by Wang Shuo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1997

"But American readers may well just be reminded of Paco Ignacio Taibo's absurdist Mexican melodramas, or Stella Duffy's British punkers."
It's no wonder that Fang Yan can't remember who the eighth person was at dinner that night. Read full book review >

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CHEMISTRY by Weike  Wang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2017

"Wry, unique, touching tale of the limits of parental and partnership pressure."
Equal parts intense and funny novel about one woman's breakdown. Read full book review >

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Obama's Challenge to China by Chi Wang
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2015

"An informative, persuasive look at the current state of Chinese-American relations."
Wang (The United States and China Since World War II, 2013, etc.) offers an analysis of Obama's China policy and the continuing points of contention in the Chinese-American relationship. Read full book review >

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THE MONOLOGUE PLAYS by Patrick Wang
Released: Aug. 19, 2009

"An entertaining read for theater buffs and basic fiction fans alike."
A collection of 75 plays reflecting diverse human and literary voices. Read full book review >

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MIGRATION NATION by Joanne O'Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Budding biologists who have taken first steps with the likes of Marianne Bertes' Going Home: The Mysteries of Animal Migration, illustrated by Jennifer DiRubbio (2010), will find themselves drawn further down that road. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
O'Sullivan invites readers to join North American animals who regularly take to the "Herptile Highway," the "Polar Bear Parkway," "Bison Boulevard," or "Salmon Street." Read full book review >

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THE FIVE LIVES OF OUR CAT ZOOK by Joanne Rocklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Another emotionally satisfying outing from Rocklin; hanky recommended. (Fiction. 8-12)"
All cats have nine lives, especially those with 26 toes, right? Read full book review >

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LITTLE WING by Joanne Horniman
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"As a stand-alone novel this works well, but is even more effective when paired with the companion work. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This companion work to Mahalia (2004) presents the story of infant Mahalia's mother, where its predecessor chronicled her father's struggles with teen parenthood. Read full book review >