Search Results: "Leana Wen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"As health care becomes more complex and political, this book provides clear direction toward better care."
A comprehensive guide to improving doctor-patient relations through empowering patients to take an active role in their care. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Earnest and well-meaning but unlikely to sway climate deniers, Monsanto lobbyists, and others in need of convincing."
An environmental scolding by climate activist Stephenson. Read full book review >

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A TWENTY MINUTE SILENCE FOLLOWED BY APPLAUSE by Shawn  Wen
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 11, 2017

"Readers will marvel not only at Marceau, but at the book itself, which displays such command of the material and such perfect pitch."
A unique, poetic critical appreciation of Marcel Marceau (1923-2007). Read full book review >

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THREE-LEGGED HORSE by Cheng Ch'ing-wen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 1999

"More of Cheng's fiction would be welcome."
An appealing empathy with the fates of embattled "little people" distinguishes this fine collection of twelve stories (from a forty-year oeuvre of nearly two hundred) by a popular Taiwanese author only now appearing in English translation. Read full book review >

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THE CORPSE WALKER by Liao Yiwu
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2008

"Mingles a scholar's detachment with bemused sadness at the cruelties of a troubled and furious history."
English-language publication of dissident writer Liao's "interviews with people from the bottom rung of society," a 2001 bestseller in China until the government banned it. Read full book review >

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I LOVE DOLLARS by Zhu Wen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A jaundiced view of post-communist chaos. No heroism, no transcendence, just all-too-human desperation."
Living out a dull, bad dream of botched politics, the stunted characters in these novellas exist in a no-man's-land, halfway between the failed utopia of Chairman Mao and the promise of McDonald's, Macintosh and MTV. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Will appeal to both Christian and secular readers interested in the cultural realities of China's Great Leap Forward."
A fascinating collection of interviews exploring the resurgence of Christianity in China. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 30, 1994

"Still, a solid account of one woman's remarkable physical and moral endurance."
Ross (Journalism/Northwestern; Escape to Shanghai, not reviewed) tells the story of Wen Zangde (1900-88), whose extraordinary life mirrored the vicissitudes of 20th-century Chinese history. Read full book review >

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OF METAL AND WISHES by Sarah Fine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"An imaginative but uneven retelling. (Steampunk. 12-18)"
A reckless wish has tragic consequences in this homage to The Phantom of the Opera.Read full book review >

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RED THREAD SISTERS by Carol Antoinette Peacock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A fine addition to both the coming-of-age genre and books sensitively dealing with cross-cultural adoption. (Fiction. 9-14)"
A Chinese legend says that a red thread connects those destined to meet and that the thread may stretch or become tangled but will never break. Read full book review >