Search Results: "Seung Ha Rew"


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HOW DO YOU COUNT A DOZEN DUCKLINGS? by In Seon Chae
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Sure to be a favorite with elementary and preschool teachers; pair it with Ruby Dee's Two Ways to Count to Ten (1999). (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Mama Duck does some clever math when it comes to keeping track of her dozen ducklings. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Expect to hear more about connectomics as the field develops. Meanwhile, enjoy Seung's book as a solid primer on brain physiology and the history of brain mapping."
The key to understanding how brains work, writes Seung (Computational Neuroscience/MIT), is in the wiring. Read full book review >

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NANJING REQUIEM by Ha Jin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A matter-of-fact, plainspoken narrative that has a profound impact."
A historical novel with a timeless theme—the inhumanly human brutality of war and the attempt to sustain a life of compassion and grace in response to it. Read full book review >

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I HEAR YOUR VOICE by Young-Ha Kim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"The story's transitions aren't always navigated as deftly as Kim intends. But his own empathetic gifts applied toward even the quirkiest and seediest of his characters evoke a vivid panorama of what life along the edges is like in Seoul."
A pair of alienated, hypersensitive South Korean boys seek solace, first from each other and then from the volatile subculture of their homeless, aimless peers. Read full book review >

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THE PRIVATE LIFE OF PLANTS by Lee Seung-U
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Almost certainly the oddest love story you'll have read in a long time. Think of Murakami drifting into the lands of Borges and Kafka, and you'll have some of the feel of this strange, enchanting tale."
"All trees are incarnations of frustrated love." So avers this beguiling novel by the writer whom J.M. Clezio has called Korea's most likely Nobel Prize contender. Read full book review >

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A GOOD FALL by Ha Jin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Rich imagery—'drizzle swayed in the wind like endless tangled threads,' 'the streetlights were swimming in my eyes'—displays the author's poetic gifts, but some of these tales belabor the obvious."
First collection of short fiction in nine years from expatriate novelist Ha Jin (A Free Life, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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WAITING by Ha Jin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 1999

"Ha Jin has established himself as one of the great sturdy realists still writing in a postmodern age."
A kind of Chinese Dr. Zhivago about a married army doctor who falls in love with a nurse during the Cultural Revolution, by Chinese exile Ha Jin (In the Pond, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BOAT ROCKER by Ha Jin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"The narrator ultimately realizes what an innocent he's been, and the reader shares the epiphanies of this pilgrim's progress."
Since emigrating from his native China, Jin has earned considerable renown for his poetry, stories, and novels (Waiting won the National Book Award in 1999). But he's never been known as a barrel of laughs. Read full book review >

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BLACK FLOWER by Young-Ha Kim
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Readers who remember the historical fiction of Thomas B. Costain, Zoe Oldenbourg and Anya Seton will appreciate the extensive research and empathic imagination that went into this novel."
Korean author Kim stumbled upon a little-known piece of history during a conversation on a trans-Pacific flight. This history was so fascinating, he wanted to base a novel on it. This is that novel. Read full book review >

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A MAP OF BETRAYAL by Ha Jin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Subtle, masterful and bittersweet storytelling that operates on a number of different levels."
A plainspoken, even reticent narrative illuminates the complex loyalties of a Chinese-American spy, who considers himself a patriot of both countries. Read full book review >

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WAR TRASH by Ha Jin
Released: Oct. 5, 2004

"Another brilliant installment in Ha Jin's history of modern China (The Crazed, 2002, etc.), written with his usual understatement and clarity."
The Chinese-born American author offers the fictional memoirs (historically based) of a Chinese officer's difficult years as a POW in the Korean War—and the more difficult return to China after the ceasefire. Read full book review >

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ECONOMICS by Ha-Joon Chang
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Economics for the 99 percent who don't know moral hazard from opportunity cost: lively, intelligent and readily accessible."
The dismal science rendered undismally, even spryly, by economist Chang (Economics/Cambridge Univ.; 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >