Search Results: "Su Xiaokang"


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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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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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BEIJING KID by Wei Su
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2006

"A haunting childhood remembrance set in China's recent past."
Su recalls the peculiarities of growing up as part of China's one-child generation in this debut memoir. 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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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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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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THE MAGICAL MONKEY KING by Ji-li Jiang
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"Clever, arrogant, far longer on appetite than attention span, Monkey makes an engaging antihero whose acquaintance young readers, of any cultural background, with a taste for trickster tales will be glad to make. (Folktale. 8-10)"
With easygoing informality, memoirist Jiang (Red Scarf Girl, 1997) retells several adventures of this picaresque Asian folk hero. 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 >

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I FORGOT TO REMEMBER by Su Meck
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A hopeful and heart-gladdening memoir."
Meck cobbles together fragments of her life after a traumatic brain injury. Read full book review >

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THE WARLI PEOPLE by Hye-Eun Shin
by Hye-Eun Shin, illustrated by Su-Bi Jeong, edited by Joy Cowley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2017

"Not of general interest to the intended audience. (cultural, historical, and art-historical notes, glossary, timeline) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
The women of the Warli people of western India first produced wall murals, but now men commercially produce these designs on paper and canvases. Read full book review >