Search Results: "Sun-Mi Hwang"


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THE HEN WHO DREAMED SHE COULD FLY by Sun-Mi Hwang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"A subtle morality tale that will appeal to readers of all ages."
Published to great success in Korea, Hwang's short novel is an adroit allegory about life. 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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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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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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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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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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IN FULL BLOOM by Caroline Hwang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2003

"Perhaps most vitally, though, the story's savvy urban rush never jostles the gently endearing path of Hwang's delicate mother-daughter bond."
Wry humor, lively dialogue, and a compassionate take on being a single woman under a traditional mother's matchmaking thumb enliven this insightful debut. 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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Two Tales of the Moon by Jennifer Sun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2015

"Dry but readable, Sun's book bridges the gap between Chinese tradition and an increasingly globalized West."
In her first novel, Sun explores a cross-cultural love affair in the world of international business. Read full book review >