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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SHAWN WEN
by Vincent Scarpa

Rare is the book about which one can say, in earnest, “I’ve never read anything like this before,” yet with A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause, Shawn Wen has written such a book. From its idiosyncratic area of interest to its chameleonic formal modalities, Applause resists easy categorization at every turn, and this is one of its ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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HENRY AND THE HIDDEN TREASURE by B.C.R. Fegan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2017

"Early readers should enjoy this gentle picture book's fantasy elements and its message of sibling harmony, all delivered with a light, humorous touch."
A little boy comes up with outlandish ways to protect a "treasure" in Fegan's (The Grumpface, 2017) picture book, illustrated by Wen (The Play Tent of Imagination, 2016, etc.).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 >