Search Results: "Wang Anyi"


BOOK REVIEW

BROCADE VALLEY by Wang Anyi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 1992

"A writer to watch."
From Chinese writer Wang Anyi (Lapse of Time, 1988; Baotown, 1989): a lyrical and emotionally intense account of a contemporary young woman whose life is shaped by a numbing sameness of work and home. Read full book review >

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THE TAKEDOWN by Corrie Wang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 11, 2017

"A thought-provoking, entertaining read, Wang's debut illustrates a future that is easily conceivable. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
A fresh take on a tired high school trope. Read full book review >

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LILI by Annie Wang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2001

"A moving and well-crafted tale, written over the course of ten years, that successfully melds the fictional Lili with China's recent history. Not an easy task."
Wang's first novel written in English: a compelling account of the emotional and political awakening of a tormented young Chinese woman who grew up during the Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

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FOREIGN DEVIL by Wang Ping
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1996

"A litany of horrors faced down by a true-grit heroine, narrated in a fashion too hectic, cool, and distant to be affecting."
Chinese poet and storywriter Wang (American Visa, 1994), based in the US since 1985, offers a vivid if overstuffed debut novel of life and love in Red China. Read full book review >

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THE LAST COMMUNIST VIRGIN by Wang Ping
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Thorough and thought-provoking."
Seven interconnected stories chronicle the multifaceted, often ugly life of the 21st-century Chinese immigrant. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN VISA by Wang Ping
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The only thing missing here is drama."
This volume of interconnected stories, part of Coffee House's series by Asian-American writers, introduces a young Chinese immigrant. Read full book review >

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CHARLES DICKENS'S GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Jack Wang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"There is no question that the book is an attractive novelty, but, as with others in its series, it will serve its audience better as a teething toy than a gateway to literacy. (Board book. 1-3)"
The Dickens classic, reduced to 12 words and illustrated with felt dolls. Read full book review >

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THE STUBBORN PORRIDGE by Wang Meng
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 1994

"Although it doesn't have much staying power, this is a thoroughly enjoyable group of stories that tweaks bureaucracy and turns expectations around."
These allegorical stories from a Chinese master delight with spare language and wry hidden meanings. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN OF EMPRESS CASSIA by Gabrielle Wang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Hinting of a spell of unearthly enchantment with its mystical healing garden and the good-hearted artist that creates it, this effort offers promise but ultimately is more charcoal sketch than pastel panorama. (Magical realism. 9-12)"
Using a box of enchanted pastels, 12-year-old Chinese-Australian Mimi Lu creates a fantasy garden with supernatural properties. Read full book review >

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VICTOR HUGO'S LES MISÉRABLES by Jack Wang
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2013

"Just the ticket for the tot who's applying early-early-early-early-early decision to Harvard; better hope the RAs will change diapers. (Board book. 1-3)"
The melodramatic French novel of sin and redemption set against various backdrops of unrest is boiled down to 12 words. Read full book review >