Search Results: "Ru Osika"


BOOK REVIEW

RU by Kim Thúy
by Kim Thúy, translated by Sheila Fischman
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"As a quest for identity, Thúy's work is not altogether satisfying, but her powerful scene-setting makes her a writer to watch."
In her slim, partly autobiographical first novel, Thúy, a Vietnamese-Canadian writing in French, seeks to make sense through memories of a life straddling East and West. Read full book review >

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WATERCOLOR TALE by Ru  Osika
by Ru Osika, illustrated by Nana Demenkova, developed by Zhe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2012

"Natural history concerns aside (Tangerines? In a pine forest?), a visually appealing story with an easy-to-grasp emotional base and uncomplicated interactive effects. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
A young fox undertakes a (mildly) scary journey to help an unusual friend in this simple, if wordy, original tale. Read full book review >

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NEWSPRINTS by Ru Xu
by Ru Xu, illustrated by Ru Xu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Despite a few rough edges, a promising start. (Graphic science fiction. 11-13)"
An escalating war unites a ragamuffin with a secret and two fugitives with secrets of their own in this steampunk-tinged opener. Read full book review >

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A DISOBEDIENT GIRL by Ru Freeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2009

"An earnest, worthy, well-crafted debut."
Human-rights activist Freeman considers selfhood, desire and social status in her first novel. Read full book review >

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ON SAL MAL LANE by Ru Freeman
Released: May 14, 2013

"Lovingly written, historically rich and compassionate to all sides of the turmoil, this tale is also frustratingly distant, leaving the reader sympathetic but not fully engaged."
Sri Lanka erupted into violence in the 1980s, with people identifying themselves as Tamil or Sinhalese, Hindu or Buddhist, Burgher or Muslim—the conflicts brewed over language policies, territories and curfews. Read full book review >

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EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION by Ru Freeman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 3, 2015

"A vibrant, high-spirited collection that will appeal to those on one side of this complex geopolitical conundrum."
An anthology calling upon American writers to address the plight of the Palestinians. Read full book review >

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Toru by Stephanie R. Sorensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2016

"Cool alternative-history yarn of yester-century Nippon, a promising steampunk-energized start."
Defying his shogun's ban on contact with the Western world, a young Japanese in 1852 uses smuggled blueprints and technology to create a hyperindustrial movement to thrust the nation forward into the modern age. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 1991

"A forceful and articulate argument for the reproductive freedom of women, and a clear presentation of how RU-486 can help to ensure safe exercise of that freedom. (Twenty-four b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Dubbed the ``abortion pill'' by the media, and the ``death pill'' and a ``human pesticide'' by some of its opponents, RU-486 is, according to this thorough account by its developer, largely misunderstood. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 1995

"Despite the author's self-congratulation and lack of self- examination, an informative history."
An early pioneer of abortion rights recounts the struggle over a pill that could almost completely remove the matter from the public sphere. Read full book review >