Search Results: "Maya Soetoro-Ng"


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LADDER TO THE MOON by Maya Soetoro-Ng
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2011

"Disappointing. (author's, illustrator's notes) (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's hard to imagine the child for whom this intentionally inspiring mystical fable will strike a chord. Read full book review >

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EATING CHINESE FOOD NAKED by Mei Ng
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"A coming-of-age story that pushes all the current multicultural buttons—cuisine, custom, and conflict between generations—but never truly comes alive. (Author tour)"
A Chinese-American's ambitious but flat first novel in which recent college graduate Ruby Lee comes home to face the family she fled. Read full book review >

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"An engrossing religious and historical account that would make a valuable companion to a high school history unit on Joan of Arc."
Debut YA that fictionalizes the life of Joan of Arc. Read full book review >

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LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"With her second novel, Ng further proves she's a sensitive, insightful writer with a striking ability to illuminate life in America."
This incandescent portrait of suburbia and family, creativity, and consumerism burns bright. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"An excellent resource for those who live and work at a place where Chinese and Western viewpoints coincide."
A fresh view of China's emergence as a global economic force from two writers with extensive personal background in the East and West, who take a careful historical approach to claims as to how the interaction among Chinese and Western cultures will bring a new dynamic approach to world trade. Read full book review >

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THE TELL-TALE TARTE by Maya Corrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"Cooking tips and Poe lore help move the mundane mystery along to a satisfying if not surprising conclusion."
A job as an author's stand-in puts a sleuth in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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FINAL FONDUE by Maya Corrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"Corrigan keeps her simple mixture of pleasant characters, murder, and recipes in the oven just a little too long to be truly tasty."
Paying guests are a major headache for a small-town cook and her grandfather. Read full book review >

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SCAM CHOWDER by Maya Corrigan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 30, 2015

"The appended five-ingredient recipes vie for pride of place with the simple mystery."
A good cook makes an even better detective when her grandfather is suspected of murder. Read full book review >

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SCRIPTED by Maya Rock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"An effective, suspenseful dystopia for a wide audience. (Dystopian romance. 12-18)"
Not all is blissful on Bliss Island, where a whole community lives in a reality show dystopia decades after a world war. Read full book review >

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THE PRIVATE DIARY OF MR. DARCY by Maya Slater
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"A cocoa-by-the-fire read—pleasant but forgettable."
Another debut novelist uses Pride and Prejudice as a springboard. Read full book review >

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Abe-vs-Adolf by Maya Ross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2016

"An elegiac, bittersweet, and well-told account of a remarkable man's life."
Ross' debut recounts the gripping life of Holocaust survivor Abe Peck. Read full book review >

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THE HEART OF A WOMAN by Maya Angelou
Released: Oct. 9, 1981

"But the mother-son relationship is touchingly explored, the fire of the times is rekindled with eloquence, and Maya herself—brandishing a pistol to defend her son or wrassling with Vus in the Waldorf Astoria lobby—remains funny, tough, and vulnerable as she keeps on surprising herself with what she can do: a great lady moving right on through a great memoir."
Another installment in Angelou's remarkable autobiography—beginning with would-be singer Maya in 1957 California: trying commune life; moving to L.A. with teenage son Guy; playing uneasy hostess to dying Billie Holliday—a "lonely sick woman, with a waterfront mouth" who both cursed and lullabied Guy . . . and interrupted Maya's nightclub act with a mini-review ("Stop that bitch. Read full book review >