Search Results: "Na Liu"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Beautifully drawn and quietly evocative. (glossary, timeline, author biography, translations of Chinese characters, maps) (Graphic memoir. 9-12)"
A striking glimpse into Chinese girlhood during the 1970s and '80s. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"There's a lot to absorb even in this abbreviated form, but the visual approach lightens the load considerably. (maps, diagrams, recommended reading) (Graphic nonfiction. 11-14)"
A cartoon history of the tumultuous 450-year period in Chinese history known as the "Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms." Read full book review >

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THE FOLD by An Na
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A lighthearted and thought-provoking look at a serious teen issue. (Fiction. 12-15)"
The self-imposed pressure to appear as beautiful as her older sister is accentuated by a makeover gift Joyce receives from her domineering family benefactor, Aunt Gomo. Read full book review >

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WAIT FOR ME by An Na
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2006

"Gripping and engrossing. (Fiction. YA)"
What defines success? 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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THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM by Cixin Liu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Remarkable, revelatory and not to be missed."
Strange and fascinating alien-contact yarn, the first of a trilogy from China's most celebrated science-fiction author. Read full book review >

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HIDE & SEEK by Il Sung Na
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"Ready or not! Here comes a book worth finding. (Picture book. 2-5) "
Expert hide-and-seekers will hear the hushed scuttles and feel the quickened pulses as a group of animals plays a rain forest game of hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

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THE GRACE OF KINGS by Ken Liu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 7, 2015

"A reasonable start, on the whole; let's see where the series goes."
Liu's stories have won most major critical science-fiction and fantasy awards. His first novel, inspired by the civil chaos stemming from the death of China's first emperor, is poised to break him out to a more commercial audience. 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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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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SHADOW GIRL by Liana Liu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 19, 2017

"A breezy thriller with brief forays into matters of race, class, and the paranormal. (Suspense. 12-18)"
When an 18-year-old girl lands a high-paying summer job as academic tutor for the well-behaved Ella Morison, she can't believe her luck. But all is not quite as it seems. Read full book review >