Search Results: "Thi Thi Aye"


BOOK REVIEW

SMILE AS THEY BOW by Nu Nu Yi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"An unilluminating look at gay culture and animistic religion in Burma."
The first English translation from the sometimes-censored Burmese author; the book was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize. Read full book review >

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VIETNAMESE CHILDREN'S FAVORITE STORIES by Phuoc Thi Minh Tran
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A welcome addition to any collection of folk tales. (Folk tales. 6-9)"
While publishers in recent years have paid some attention to Asian folk tales, there has been a paucity of stories from Vietnam. This collection of 15 tales will fill the gap. Read full book review >

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ECHOES OF THE MEKONG by Peter Huchthausen
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 1996

"An uplifting human story with a deservedly happy ending. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A small gem of a dual memoir in which a former US Navy riverboat commander and a young Vietnamese woman tell amazing, intersecting tales of war and peace. Read full book review >

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A DIFFERENT POND  by Bao Phi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Spare and simple, a must-read for our times. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A fishing trip is not just a fishing trip in this poignant, semiautobiographical tale. Read full book review >

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THE GANGSTER WE ARE ALL LOOKING FOR by lê thi diem thúy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2003

"Beautiful stuff—and a brilliant debut."
A detailed and moving saga of a Vietnamese family in America, subtly assembled from this limpid debut's kaleidoscopic array of gorgeous and troubling word pictures. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 1993

Another delightful excursion into nature by the always amusing Durrell, who's proving to be as prolific as many of his animal charges (Marrying Off Mother, 1992; The Ark's Anniversary, 1991— and 23 other titles). Read full book review >

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RUMORS OF WAR by Peggy Tibbetts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 29, 2000

"Thankfully, though, there's a bright spot: Ilene's stock mother-in-law-from-hell, who manages to spring to vivid and frightening life. She should get her own book."
Petty suburban struggles, set against the backdrop of the Persian Gulf War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Readers will find this book a strong response to such ideologues as Richard Herrnstein, Charles Murray, and Allan Bloom."
In addressing questions of how we confuse cultural difference with biological inferiority, anthropologist Cohen attacks the sacred cows of American conservatism, including strict constitutional constructionism, ``canons'' of literary discourse, and IQ testing. ``We often cannot imagine that other people might prefer their ways to ours or derive satisfaction from things that appear to us to be `quaint' and `primitive,' '' Cohen (State Univ. of New York, Plattsburgh) writes, regarding his theory that we fabricate racial hierarchies to support our cultural narrowmindedness. Read full book review >

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EWE AND AYE by Candace Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Lots of fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A sporty sheep and an equally sporty primate find a way to realize a common aspiration: to fly. Read full book review >

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AYE DO OR DIE by Candy Calvert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A raunchy romp. But once you get past the sexy bits, the plot's skimpy and the pranks are over the top."
Unruly guests ruin a wedding cruise. Read full book review >

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ORCHARD'S LITTLE BLUE BOOK OF NURSERY RHYMES by Nila Aye
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Most preschoolers will be delighted, especially when they learn that the saga of Old Mother Hubbard and her dog staggers on through 14 verses. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Fans of the graphic styles of J.otto Siebold, Richard McGuire, and Dan Yaccarino will adore Aye's illustrative renderings in this inventive collection of nursery rhymes. Read full book review >