Search Results: "Sylvia Li-chun Lin"


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RED POPPIES by Alai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2002

"A compelling portrait of an unfamiliar place on the cusp of modernity: a promising new writer."
Debut fiction describing the bloodstained last days of Tibetan chieftains before the Chinese communists took over their lands in 1949. Read full book review >

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THE LOST GARDEN by Li Ang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"An exploration of contemporary Taiwan through the lens of the past, this novel hits many poignant notes as it threads its way."
Yinghong, a Taiwanese woman, struggles with an all-consuming love for a magnetic businessman while remembering her gentle, unconventional father, who was imprisoned for dissident views. Read full book review >

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THREE SISTERS by Bi Feiyu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2010

"The story and its details might resonate for a Chinese audience—or, for that matter, Western readers well-versed in contemporary history—but it is unlikely to captivate most English-language readers."
A second novel in English from the Chinese screenwriter and author (The Moon Opera, 2009). Read full book review >

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THE MOON OPERA by Bi Feiyu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2009

"Flawed, but elegantly theatrical and emotionally resonant—just like a good opera."
The American debut of an acclaimed Chinese novelist. Read full book review >

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APRICOT'S REVENGE by Song Ying
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Rooting contemporary crimes in government-sanctioned corruption is nothing new for American writers, but Ying's tale marks something new and welcome in Chinese fiction."
Chinese writer Ying's first appearance in English challenges the Y District Criminal Division to uncover the disturbing motive for the murder of a real estate tycoon. Read full book review >

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THE COOK, THE CROOK, AND THE REAL ESTATE TYCOON by Liu Zhenyun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Liu's fiction is a romp through modern Beijing that pits migrant workers from the provinces against billionaires and officials, making a wry statement about modern China and a thoroughly entertaining book."
Capitalism in contemporary China is the background to a nonstop hunt by migrant workers, a billionaire, and government officials—for a purse. Read full book review >

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I DID NOT KILL MY HUSBAND by Liu Zhenyun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Either way, Liu has written a masterful tale that will make you laugh even as you despair. His words are simple but they will linger in your memory long after you have finished."
What's a couple to do when they're expecting their second child in China? Simple. Divorce and get remarried to avoid the one-child policy. Read full book review >

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Released: May 10, 1989

A dull yet disturbing portrait of the late novelist/educator. Read full book review >

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MAYA LIN by Jeanne Walker Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Overall, a fine celebration of a renowned woman artist. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A concise biography introduces the Chinese-American artist and designer Maya Lin, best known for her architectural plan for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Read full book review >

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MAYA LIN by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An engaging, admiring, and insightful portrait of an uncompromising, civic-minded, visionary artist. (bibliography, source notes, index) (Biography. 12-15)"
One of the world's most celebrated creators of civic architecture is profiled in this accessible, engaging biography. Read full book review >