Search Results: "Xu Bing"


BOOK REVIEW

LOOK! WHAT DO YOU SEE? by Xu Bing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Wow! This cross-cultural cipher is a feast for the eyes and a challenge for the mind. (Picture book. 8-adult)"
At first glance, this book looks indecipherable—but look closer! Read full book review >

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BOOKS ALL OVER THE MAP
by Julie Danielson

An art puzzle book of American and Chinese songs. A wood spirit. Forgetful sisters with prophetic dreams. The triumph of a middle sibling. These are all plot points in a small stack of brand-new picture books I want to tell you about today, each and every one of them with an international flair, if not once originally published overseas.

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BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST AND FORGOTTEN LANGUAGES OF SHANGHAI by Ruiyan Xu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Xu's writing, precise and elegant, saves a too conventional plot."
Silence—literal and figurative—is the topic of this debut novel in which an American neurologist helps a Chinese businessman regain his powers of speech. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2008

"A timely, eye-opening historical analysis that provides clarity around the difficult choices the next president faces."
Balanced, panoramic assessment of the Iraq War by former Marine and Reagan administration veteran West (No True Glory, 2005, etc.), who heralds American soldiers as its unsung heroes amid the "fog of Washington." Read full book review >

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NEWSPRINTS by Ru Xu
by Ru Xu, illustrated by Ru Xu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Despite a few rough edges, a promising start. (Graphic science fiction. 11-13)"
An escalating war unites a ragamuffin with a secret and two fugitives with secrets of their own in this steampunk-tinged opener. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Unforgettable. (Author tour)"
In this riveting account of how one child died at the hands of the health-care system that would save her, Bing brings to light a mechanism gone wild with greed and obscured by the silence of knowing collaborators. Read full book review >

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THE PEPPERDOGS by Bing West
Released: Jan. 3, 2003

"First-novelist West, himself a former marine captain (The Villager, 1972) takes on complex themes here—duty, loyalty, and what to do when they conflict—and deals with them capably. Mostly, though, this is a story about warriors, told authoritatively and brilliantly."
When five Marines cross from Kosovo into Serbia to rescue a kidnapped comrade, they launch an international incident—and what might the best suspense novel of the year. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2006

"A humorous executive summary of Edward Gibbon, part of a series on various forms of enterprise for MBA types."
In a crafty, comic case study, Bing (nom de guerre of a mid-level suit working at a conglomerate) imagines Imperial Rome as a commercial operation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"A devastating critique of U.S. foreign policy regarding a seemingly endless war."
Marine veteran, Atlantic correspondent and assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration, West (The Strongest Tribe: War, Politics, and the Endgame in Iraq, 2008, etc.) offers a bleak view of the war in Afghanistan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CURRICULUM by Stanley Bing
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2014

"Humorous, mostly informative guidance to the world of the 'business arts.'"
More than a full semester's worth of advice on being successful in business. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Worth reading not for its revelations about famous names, but for the author's ability to trace her journey through the many joys and obstacles of life in the modern era."
A diverting traipse through the world of fashion and film also reveals the struggles of a modern working woman. Read full book review >