Search Results: "Su Xiaokang"


BOOK REVIEW

A MEMOIR OF MISFORTUNE by Su Xiaokang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2001

"American readers might prefer more details about the couple's life in China and America, but this is not the author's purpose. He has written not so much an autobiography as a painful rumination on fate."
A Chinese journalist now living in the US tries to make sense of his life after a tragedy. Read full book review >

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SU DONGPO by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"In the author's view, he still stands at the 'heart and soul of Chinese culture.' (Biography. 8-10)"
In reverent tribute to a "statesman, philosopher, poet, painter, engineer, architect, and humanitarian" born nearly ten centuries ago, Demi offers a text in which quoted passages of poetry and references to "mystical painting skills" mingle with biographical detail. Read full book review >

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SING FOR YOUR FATHER, SU PHAN by Stella Pevsner
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 20, 1997

"For US readers, it will be a compelling portrait of the life of a child for whom terrible hardship was an accepted part of reality, and it will linger in their minds. (Memoir. 8- 10)"
Su Phan, the daughter of a prosperous rural village merchant in North Vietnam, sees her wonderful life ruined by the Communists and the war. Read full book review >

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Aiken fans will be disappointed in this weak collection, though it does include some interesting ideas: ghosts who look like live people except for their eyes, which are holes through their heads; a priest and his intellectual brother, who play an elaborate board game of Pilgrim's Progress; pollution and urban wreckage that are used as elements of horror; and characters in modern settings who inherit an ancestral ability to write poetry. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2012

"An innocuous Halloween and Day of the Dead book for readers who prefer to skip scarier fare. (Adventure. 8-11)"
In this bilingual book, a young girl finds a surprise upon returning from a trip to Guanajuato, Mexico. Read full book review >

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RAISE THE RED LANTERN by Su Tong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 1993

"A writer to watch."
From a member of China's New Wave, three novellas of a disturbing intensity make their US debut—including ``Raise the Red Lantern,'' the basis of an acclaimed 1991 film. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOUS ARE FOR WHITE PEOPLE by Lac Su
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2009

"Uneven but memorable."
In his debut, marketing consultant Su recalls growing up Vietnamese in the ghettos of America, and the cultural divide between two generations. Read full book review >

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RICE by Su Tong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"Balzac and Zola would have recognized a kindred spirit in Su Tong, whose extraordinary pictures of the extremes to which human beings drive one another and themselves seem scarcely inferior to their own."
This riveting melodrama is the first full-length novel in English from the young Chinese author of the brilliant novella Raise the Red Lantern (1993). Read full book review >

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THE BOAT TO REDEMPTION by Su Tong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"This meandering, oddly shaped novel is likely to be of greater impact to readers familiar with its context."
In a loosely paced, prize-winning political satire, possible descendants of a Chinese revolutionary martyr are linked to an orphan girl with a bourgeois attitude. Read full book review >

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HAVANA THURSDAYS by Virgil Su†rez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"An insightful portrait of families, in the shadow of death and exile, behaving with commendable grace and compassion."
A Cuban-American family's secrets, fears, and fissures all come to light after the sudden death of an eldest son: a low-key novel of remembering and regretting by Cuban-born Su†rez (Welcome to the Oasis and Other Stories, 1991). Read full book review >

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RAMADAN AND ID-UL-FITR by Rosalind Kerven
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Books on Islamic topics are sorely needed, but this title, which lacks even a resource list, just grazes the surface. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Filled with color photos of Muslims all over the world fasting during Ramadan and then celebrating the fast's end during Id-ul-Fitr, this entry in a British series has been minimally updated since its initial publication in 1997. Read full book review >

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WHAT DO I DO? by Hui Hui Su-Kennedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"A cheery look at life from a small child's perspective. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An ethnically diverse group of preschoolers enjoys all the aspects of an active-filled day. Read full book review >