Search Results: "Sun Shuyun"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2007

"Splendidly researched and craftily written."
Documentary filmmaker Shuyun interviews aged veterans about their struggles against the Nationalists, the weather, the terrain and each other as she retraces the two-year, 8,000-mile trek that "remains the enduring emblem of China." Read full book review >

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A LOVE TO REMEMBER by Sun Eastley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2014

"Other than its lurid sex scenes, a sometimes hard-to-follow read that's easy to forget."
In this novel, a young woman navigates romance and discovers her mother's own murky romantic past. Read full book review >

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RAIN by Amanda Sun
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 24, 2014

"Weak, formulaic romantic and supernatural plots are offset by rich, setting-driven subplots. (Japanese glossary, acknowledgments) (Paranormal romance. 12-17)"
Following Ink (2013), Katie and Tomohiro, a Kami (descendant of a Japanese god), cope with the danger he poses to her. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 16, 2013

"A suspect, although thought-provoking, alternative to Western-style wellness treatments that may contain the kernels of good advice."
A modern-day proponent of ancient Taoism provides a regimen that aims to dramatically extend one's life span. Read full book review >

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INK by Amanda Sun
by Amanda Sun, illustrated by Ross Siu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2013

"For readers wanting a multicultural version of a familiar romantic storyline. (Paranormal romance. 12-17)"
An American girl falls in love with a being from Japanese mythology. Read full book review >

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SPRING'S FALL by Harambee K. Grey-Sun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2013

"A good choice for poetry readers who enjoy a challenge, but one that may frustrate those seeking a more immediate payoff."
An ambitious but convoluted coming-of-age epic in verse. Read full book review >

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DIVINITIES, ENTANGLED by Harambee K. Grey-Sun
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"Intrepid readers will enjoy this ride, however puzzling, through the fever-dream sequel to a metaphysical action-adventure."
With civilization—and reality itself—on the verge of chaotic collapse, Robert Goldner, a secret agent and tormented carrier of a virus granting superhuman powers, confronts interdimensional conspiracies. Read full book review >

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BLOODLIGHT by Harambee K. Grey-Sun
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"A gritty story of a tough boy in a bad situation, weighed down by its competing genres."
In Grey-Sun's (Broken Angels, 2012) novel set in an ambiguously dark future, a high school wrestler deals with girl problems, bullies and intense visions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 1996

"Many stories have been shared about casualties of the Cultural Revolution, but Sun-Childers's stands out for its unique childhood perspective and its probing treatment of the loss of innocence. (photos, not seen)"
The intelligent and affecting memoir of a young woman who grew up during the Chinese Cultural Revolution and managed to thrive despite its horrors. Read full book review >

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BROKEN ANGELS by Harambee K. Grey-Sun
Released: June 14, 2012

"Avoiding the comic-book trap (though there is some resemblance to The Matrix), this cross-dimensional thriller should give broad-minded readers a heady brew of thought and superpowered action."
A virus grants victims superhuman powers and perceptions (if it doesn't kill them first), and Robert and Darryl are two such carriers, fighting crime and unstable fellow infectees. Read full book review >

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STRIDING BIRD by Stephanie  Yap
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Standard fare with some satisfying interactive features. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
In a twist on a familiar tale, a small bird decides to give up flying and become a land creature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A clear description of a troubling problem and an important contribution to debates on immigration policy."
Two academic activists peel back the surface of the idyllic resort town of Aspen, Colo., and find a not-so-pretty picture underneath. Read full book review >