Search Results: "Liu Heng"


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BLACK SNOW by Liu Heng
Released: April 1, 1993

"Still, a writer to watch."
A bleak tale of contemporary urban alienation—in a first US appearance for young Chinese writer Liu Heng. Read full book review >

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GREEN RIVER DAYDREAMS by Liu Heng
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"An absorbing tale, comparable to the fiction of Liu Heng's accomplished contemporary Su Tong, and perhaps also Zola (who may well have inspired them both) at his incendiary best."
A richly detailed realistic saga from the Chinese author best known for his novel Black Snow (1993) and for stories reshaped into the critically praised films Ju Dou and Red Sorghum. Read full book review >

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DEATH'S END  by Cixin Liu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Liu's trilogy is the first major work of science fiction to come to the West out of China, and it's a masterpiece."
What if alien civilizations do exist? In this final installment of a stunning and provocative trilogy (The Dark Forest, 2015, etc.), Liu teases out the grim, unsettling implications. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 5, 2012

"An accessible and invaluable guide for maximizing health care quality."
Board-certified family physician Liu shares insider tips for navigating personal health care. Read full book review >

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A CHINAMAN'S CHANCE by Eric Liu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"An eloquent, thought-provoking and timely memoir."
A noted journalist and educator's reflections on his Chinese heritage and on "the chance America still has to be something greater than the sum of its many tinted parts." Read full book review >

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CHAOS AND ALL THAT by Liu Sola
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Punchy and hilarious, and simultaneously melancholy and acerbic."
True to its title, this entry in the Fiction from Modern China series is a swirling, irreverent look at China during and after Mao that explodes with displacement and creativity, usually well harnessed. Read full book review >

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THE MAGPIE BRIDGE by Liu Hong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Despite flashes of insight and precision, for the most part Tie's stories are contrived and self-consciously exotic, while Mei's odyssey is strangely lifeless. Together they don't add up to a whole."
First published in Great Britain, where Hong has lived since 1989, this schematic US debut twines the story of a young woman's life in contemporary England with the history of her ancestors in China. Read full book review >

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FLASH HOUSE by Aimee Liu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2002

"Some nice historical scenery and a good cast of characters, but otherwise a standard potboiler from Liu (Cloud Mountain, 1997, etc.)."
A missing-persons thriller set in the late 1940s' borderlands of Kashmir, where a determined American wife sets about uncovering what became of her journalist husband. Read full book review >

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GUS, THE DINOSAUR BUS by Julia Liu
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Dinosaur lovers may be enchanted, but others will want to stick to Gus' predecessors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In an odd mix of Syd Hoff's Danny and the Dinosaur (1999) and Steven Kellogg's The Mysterious Tadpole (1997, 2002), Liu and Lynn team up to present the tale of Gus, a dinosaur whose bus duties are not appreciated by all the townspeople. Read full book review >

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YELLOW UMBRELLA by Jae Soo Liu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This lovely and unusual treat will lend itself to multiple readings and interpretations, and inspire classroom activities ranging from art and creative writing to quiet contemplation. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In a wordless outing, a yellow umbrella in the rain is joined by a blue umbrella, then a red one. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2008

"A bright, winning glimpse inside a rapidly changing nation."
How learning to cook in China enabled the author to embrace her cultural heritage. Read full book review >