Search Results: "Pauline A. Chen"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RED CHAMBER by Pauline A. Chen
Released: July 13, 2012

"Little new ground is broken here, but the writing is supple and Chen often touches notes of emotional depth."
A leisurely saga exploring the closed society of privileged women in 18th-century Beijing, their loves, losses, friendships and character-forming private torments, based on a Chinese classic. Read full book review >

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PEILING AND THE CHICKEN-FRIED CHRISTMAS by Pauline Chen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Overtly purposeful. (Fiction. 8-12)"
More than anything, Peiling wants to celebrate Christmas. Read full book review >

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The Heart of a King by Pauline A. Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2013

"An often vivid historical epic with moments of lilting prose."
In her latest fantasy novel, Harris (Enter the Dream, 2012) tells the wistful tale of a king, a priestess and a pantheon of gods called the Star Kin. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

A concise retelling, with both text and illustrations framed in ogee arches. Read full book review >

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BLADES OF GRASS by Lao She
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Lao She's expert translators have also provided a detailed and informative Postscript that convincingly makes the case for including him among China's greatest modern writers."
paper 0-8248-1803-2 Blades Of Grass ($48.00; $18.95 paper; Oct. 1; 320 pp.; 0-8248-1506-8; paper 0-8248-1803-2) An attractive collection of 15 nicely varied stories, set mostly in China in the 1930s, by the pseudonymous master (1899—1966) who was murdered by Mao's Red Guards, then —rehabilitated— in 1978. Read full book review >

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MOTORCYCLE MUSINGS
by Bobbi Dumas

Two fave authors have books coming out early next month, and I thought I’d make sure these titles are on your radar screen.

Laura Kaye and Julie Ann Walker always promise heart-stopping action and breathtaking romance, and if you haven’t read these two yet, then I recommend you get on that right away!

They’re both romance bestsellers, so I expect ...


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SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Wonderful Feels Like This by Sara Lövestam, translated by Laura A. Wideburg

Cover Story: Underbar
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 7
Talky Talk: Straight Up, Swedish Style
Bonus Factors:
 Jazz, Kickass Jazz Mentor
Ambivalence Factor: Bullying
Relationship Status: 'S Wonderful

Cover Story: Underbar

The brightness! The colors! The '80s Boy George hat ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING FOR COLORS WITH LILY AND MILO by Pauline Oud
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"These lovable characters in simple, recognizable scenes will easily engage toddlers in basic language development. (Picture book. 18 mos.-3)"
Lily, a bunny, and Milo, a mouse, have fun identifying colors throughout their playtime. Read full book review >

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A BLIND SPOT FOR BOYS by Justina  Chen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A mostly satisfying 'round-the-world romance. (Romance. 14-18)"
Sixteen-year-old photographer Shana, a secondary character from Chen's previous novel, Return to Me (2013), takes center stage in this stand-alone companion romance. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO ME by Justina  Chen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Disappointing. (Paranormal fiction. 13 & up)"
A teen psychic learns to embrace her visions after her father breaks up their family. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2003

"A richly textured past intimately evoked."
From an Italian journalist who lives part of the year in New York, a beguiling memoir of growing up in a Tuscan city, learning to cook local and family favorites. Read full book review >

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MY LAST EMPRESS by Da Chen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A lyrical tale of crossed borders, boundaries and destinies, expertly told."
Nabokov meets Dream of the Red Chamber. Read full book review >