Search Results: "Min Jin Lee"


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PACHINKO by Min Jin Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An old-fashioned epic whose simple, captivating storytelling delivers both wisdom and truth."
An absorbing saga of 20th-century Korean experience, seen through the fate of four generations. Read full book review >

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FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES by Min Jin Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2007

"Fitfully entertaining but not extraordinary."
Lee's debut is an epic-scale hybrid of the 19th-century novel (Middlemarch is oft-cited here) and Bonfire of the Vanities, but it lacks Eliot's literary polish and Wolfe's exuberance. Read full book review >

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LEE by Tito Perdue
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"A promising debut."
A first novel that follows an old man, a kind of Old Testament prophet full of books and anger at the age, as he wanders— sometimes violently—through the modern urban world and into his own past. Read full book review >

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GAI-JIN by James Clavell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"You get your money's worth if you want to spend it here."
Back to feudal Japan, which now enters the modern world, from the master of the three-decker behemoth (Shogun, Tai-pan, Noble House, etc.). Read full book review >

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JIN WOO by Eve Bunting
ANIMALS
Released: April 23, 2001

"This will find a ready audience with many adoptive families, especially those preparing to adopt Asian babies. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Among the prolific Bunting's many talents is a propensity for distilling complex social issues into accessible picture books that begin to make subjects such as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, adult illiteracy, and homelessness more understandable to younger children. Read full book review >

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JIN JIN AND RAIN WIZARD by Grace Chang
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2009

"Jin Jin's fans will be best served by this heartfelt effort. (author's notes) (Picture book. 5-8)"
The expression "waste not, want not" receives an earnest explication in Jin Jin's second outing (Jin Jin the Dragon, 2007). Read full book review >

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WHEN MU MEETS MIN by Shen Shixi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"A provocative model of amity. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An affectionate farm cat and a lovable farm dog are the best of friends as youngsters, but as they grow up, they also grow apart. Read full book review >

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MILLICENT MIN, GIRL GENIUS by Lisa Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

From Yee's first sentence—"I have been accused of being anal retentive, an overachiever, and a compulsive perfectionist, like those are bad things"—this perfectly captures the humor, unique voice, and dilemma of Millicent Min, its wunderkind heroine. Read full book review >

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MINE! by Susie Lee Jin
by Susie Lee Jin, illustrated by Susie Lee Jin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"This nondidactic story is a natural for collections about sharing, effectively softening the natural tendency toward possessiveness of most living things through its sweet illustrations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A minimalistic, humorous tale about competitive bunnies, a carrot, and the notion of sharing. Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS OF JIN-SHEI by Alma Alexander
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 27, 2004

"Full indeed, and yet, even so, more episodic than epic."
In a mythical Chinese kingdom, members of an ancient sisterhood fight, die, and practice sorcery for one another as they struggle to survive. Read full book review >

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LEE MARVIN by Dwayne Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A well-paced, thoughtful examination of a singular corpus of work that influenced film portrayals of violence in subsequent decades."
A generous biography of Oscar-winning actor Lee Marvin (1924-1987), best known for his roles in The Dirty Dozen and Point Blank. Read full book review >

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DEAR LEADER by Jang Jin-sung
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"An exciting escape closes this urgent, well-rendered attempt to penetrate North Korea's cynical, criminal power strategy."
A defector of Kim Jong-il's rarefied inner circle reveals the desperate, despicable machinations of North Korea's police state. Read full book review >