Search Results: "Kevin Kwan"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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KEVIN YOUNG
by Megan Labrise

According to poet and critic Kevin Young’s latest treatise, there’s something more American than apple pie. Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News is a philosophical history of the hoax, from mid-19th-century circus sideshows to the baseless stories that circulate our social media feeds.

“People had for a long time thought of the hoax in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NEIL FLAMBÉ AND THE BARD'S BANQUET by Kevin Sylvester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"The constant suspense, innocent romance, a lovely recipe for scones, and the flamboyant, irrepressible chef will captivate fans of the series and impel new readers to the nearest bookstore or library. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Neil Flambé, 15-year-old culinary genius, contends with Shakespearean lore in this fifth addition to the mystery series that highlights his name (and sensitive nose). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BASEBALLOGY by Kevin Sylvester
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"Still, as well as a browser's delight, a wide-angled, if fragmentary and heavily pixelated, overview of the sport as it was and is today. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Even confirmed students of the sport will have something to learn from this fannish assemblage of baseball facts and trivia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAITING by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Waiting as a joyful activity in itself is almost never celebrated; this Zen-like meditation might win some converts. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Five toys ranged on a windowsill exemplify existential pleasure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PANDA-MONIUM AT PEEK ZOO by Kevin Waldron
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"In spite of this misfire, few will be able to resist this sweet tale of adult incompetence and youthful problem-solving skills. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A parade, a party and a panda veer tenuously close to a disastrous fiasco in this charming sequel. Read full book review >

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PENNY AND HER MARBLE by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Another gem. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Whose marble is it? Read full book review >