Search Results: "Virginia Shin-Mui Loh"


BOOK REVIEW

PAPER SON by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"An effective and empathetic depiction of the Angel Island experience. (Picture book. 8-12)"
The journey from China to the United States and the experience on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay are fraught with anxiety and peril for 12-year-old Wang Lee. Read full book review >

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THE JADE DRAGON by Carolyn Marsden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"While the girls are supposed to be in the second grade, they behave more like fourth- or fifth-graders, a misstep that is a shame, given the lack of good stories written for this age group. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Ginny Liao is overjoyed to see a new Chinese girl in her class, and she hopes they can be friends. Read full book review >

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POPO'S LUCKY CHINESE NEW YEAR by Virginia Loh-Hagen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"One of the best of its genre; attractive and informative, and a must for the growing Chinese New Year shelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PoPo helps her granddaughter learn Chinese New Year traditions in this intergenerational celebration of family and culture. Read full book review >

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MAMA LOVES YOU SO  by Terry Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A lovely lullaby, but the delicate art is too subtle for newborn eyes. (Board book. 3 mos.-1)"
All mamas love their babies, whether human or animal. Read full book review >

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The New Killer Apps by Chunka Mui
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"An erudite anthem for large companies reshaping themselves to innovate and compete with agile startups."
Couched as an us-vs.-them guide for corporations in the realm of technology innovation, this perceptive book shows how big companies can defeat the nimble upstarts through the strategic use of resources, the implementation of three principles and the following of eight rules. Read full book review >

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THE RED BICYCLE by Jude Isabella
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Well-meant but more didactic than entertaining. (Informational picture book. 8-10)"
When Leo outgrows his beloved red bicycle, he sends it to Burkina Faso, where it takes on new lives. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO WROTE LONELINESS by Kyung-sook Shin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"There's a hypnotic quality to this melancholy coming-of-age story described as 'not quite fact and not quite fiction.' Allusive and structurally sophisticated, it melds Shin's characteristic themes of politics, literature, and painful experience into a mysteriously compelling whole."
A successful yet troubled South Korean writer looks back on her teenage years and her struggle to work, learn, and survive during "solitary days lived inside an industrial labor genre painting." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"Though her quest for cleverness is occasionally relentless, Tsing Loh is a sharp, earthy observer of an eccentric world."
Humorous anthropology: a collection of Tsing Loh's columns about Southern California in the '90s, reprinted from L.A.'s hip Buzz magazine. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2013

"Current alarm over U.S. student global rankings will help give this persuasive book the consideration it deserves."
An intriguing look at parenting paradigms in countries where children are deemed to be the best adjusted. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"Like a long dinner date with that melodramatic, motor-mouthed best friend you can't imagine life without."
Outspoken writer/performer Loh tells all about being an industrious minivan-driving mom during a particularly brutal midlife crisis: "the year I exploded into flames." Read full book review >

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IF YOU LIVED HERE, YOU'D BE HOME BY NOW by Sandra Tsing Loh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"If some of Loh's comic references are a bit shopworn (corporate promotional parties, showbiz talk), that doesn't mean they aren't dead-on funny and true."
The author's patented sly under-30 humor renders her first novel a triumphant addition to a canon that already includes an essay collection, Depth Takes a Holiday (1996), and her much-feted one-woman show, ``Aliens in America.'' If Bronwyn Peters is such a good young liberal, listening to NPR, giving money to good causes and stalwartly maintaining a bohemian lifestyle in the wasteland of Tujunga, a tract-house suburb not far from L.A., how come so many bad things keep happening to her? Read full book review >

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THE MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO by Sandra Tsing Loh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2014

"A funny, frank and hopeful memoir of middle age."
A writer and syndicated radio host's no-holds-barred account of how she survived the rigors of midlife crisis and menopause. Read full book review >