Search Results: "Wu He"


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REMAINS OF LIFE by Wu He
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"A brilliant but immensely challenging work, of great interest to students of contemporary Asian fiction—and of the literature of atrocity and remembrance as well."
"A massacre involves a fundamental betrayal of life by life itself": searing experimental novel by the pseudonymous Taiwanese writer Wu He. Read full book review >

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THE COLLEGE OF CORN by Kunyang He
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2017

"An earnest but exceedingly unpolished portrait of expat college life."
A Chinese Ph.D. student strives to make sense of American college culture in general and two women in particular. Read full book review >

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ASK THE SUN by He Dong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Troubling and thought-provoking work from a fine new talent."
Ask The Sun ($12.95 paperback original; Oct.; 112 pp.; 1-879679- 10-8): An affecting collection of six delicately constructed stories that portray the youth of China in the wake of Mao's (The Sun's) Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

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FISH FACES by Norbert Wu
by Norbert Wu, photographed by Norbert Wu
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1993

"Remarkably handsome. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-9)"
Celebrating the enormous and colorful variety of ocean life, a marine biologist and underwater photographer groups his splendid color photos by characteristics he points out in a concise text with a verse-like cadence: ``Fish that glide on fins like wings...Spotted fish, dotted fish/Fish with lines and stripes and waves...Red eyes/Green eyes/Great big pretend eyes....'' With snapshot-sized insets superimposed on creatively varied vistas featuring additional specimens and the lush blue or green of the sea itself as an out-of-focus background, his compositions are as interesting for their design as for the fascinating comparisons they present. Read full book review >

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A CITY UNDER THE SEA by Norbert Wu
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"She has a more compelling narrative, employs larger, more arresting photos, and provides further reading and an index. (Picture book/nonfiction. 10-12)"
Wu (Fish Faces, 1993, etc.) describes the special world of the coral reef by day and night. Read full book review >

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ELLIE IN CONCERT by Mike Wu
by Mike Wu, illustrated by Mike Wu
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Readers will find a simple plot and compassionate characters balanced with glowing pictures for a satisfying story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
First met in Ellie (2015), the eponymous, doe-eyed elephant becomes a champion of the arts as she adds music to her painting skills. Read full book review >

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ELLIE by Mike Wu
by Mike Wu, illustrated by Mike Wu
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Luckily for Ellie and readers alike, it is the pictures that matter. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Walt the zookeeper announces the zoo will be closing for good, all the animals pitch in to save it. But shy Ellie the elephant cannot see how she can help. How can she help save the zoo? Read full book review >

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TIANANMEN EXILES by Rowena Xiaoqing He
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2014

"A compelling account of idealism and the price it exacts."
Oral history of the monthlong student protest in Tiananmen Square and similar demonstrations throughout the country, based on interviews with three leaders of the movement brutally shut down by the Chinese government. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL AS YESTERDAY  by Fan Wu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2009

"The author nicely inhabits her three main characters but rarely risks escalating the tensions among them."
Fan Wu (February Flowers, 2007) portrays two sisters on divergent life paths earnestly seeking common ground after their mother arrives in San Francisco from China. Read full book review >

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THE ATTENTION MERCHANTS by Tim Wu
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Forget subliminal seduction: every day, we are openly bought and sold, as this provocative book shows."
When something online is free, then the product being sold is you. Wu (Columbia Law School; The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, 2010) elaborates on that sobering note. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2010

"Eye-opening reading, with implications for just about anyone who uses that utility, which means just about everyone."
Powerful forces are afoot to take control of the Internet—for profit, of course. It's happened before, writes Slate contributor Wu (Copyright and Communications/Columbia Univ.; co-author: Who Controls the Internet?, 2006), and the corporations have won just about every time. Read full book review >