Search Results: "Yaejin Lim"


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Chuck Yeager Goes Supersonic by Alan W. Biermann
Released: Dec. 28, 2012

"An excellent work of children's nonfiction that just may inspire the next Chuck Yeager."
This straightforward biography engages young readers' imaginations, respects their intelligence and takes them along on an exciting, real-life adventure. Read full book review >

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DAVID LYNCH by Dennis Lim
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A streamlined and breezily engaging—but impressively rigorous—evaluation of a unique film talent; essential reading for fans of Lynch and the immersive, elusive worlds he creates."
The director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center delivers a short, sharp reckoning with the dangerous visions of celebrated filmmaker David Lynch. Read full book review >

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THE ASTROLOGER'S DAUGHTER by Rebecca Lim
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2015

"Teen and adult readers who like their mysteries gritty and literary, with a touch of magic: seek this one out. (Mystery. 15 & up)"
A fiercely realized teen uses astrological skills to solve a heartbreaking mystery. Read full book review >

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THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF AMNESIA by Louisa Lim
NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2014

"A forceful reminder that only by dealing with its own past truthfully will China shape a decent future for coming generations."
NPR's veteran China correspondent Lim shows how the 1989 massacre of student human rights protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square continues to shape the country today. Read full book review >

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EXILE by Rebecca Lim
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 23, 2013

"A page-turning sequel that moves this series forward; it should please fans of the first. (Paranormal thriller. 15-18)"
The second installment in the paranormal-thriller series Mercy draws readers into fast-moving scenes, introduces unpredictable characters and further refines the series' underlying celestial mythology. Read full book review >

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MERCY by Rebecca Lim
FANTASY
Released: May 17, 2011

"In the end, it doesn't really elevate itself from the pack. (Paranormal thriller. 13-16)"
From Australia, a series opener in the relatively new fallen-angel subgenre of paranormal romance. Read full book review >

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DEAR CYBORGS by Eugene  Lim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A colorful meditation on friendship and creation nested within a fictional universe."
A childhood friendship marks a young Korean-American man's imagination for life. Read full book review >

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THE CRYSTAL RIBBON by Celeste Lim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Fantasy, history, folklore, memorable characters, and even a hint of humor converge for a great read. (Historical fantasy. 9-14)"
This hopeful coming-of-age story weaves together historical facts and spiritual/cultural beliefs to tell a tale of empowerment from the perspective of a poor, young female—one of the lowliest members of society in medieval China. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Still, this is an entrancing memoir. (10 b&w photos, not seen)"
An English professor (Univ. of Calif., Santa Barbara) and a poet, Lim recounts her childhood in Malaysia and her later life in America, where she struggles to find the meaning of home and community. Read full book review >

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AFTERLIGHT by Rebecca Lim
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 12, 2016

"Readers will hold out hope for a second installment set in Lim's richly imagined world. (Paranormal thriller. 14-18)"
A misfit Australian teen reluctantly pursues a strong connection with the dead to solve a murder. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 17, 2012

"A serviceable manual that may fill the gaps in readers' knowledge."
In his latest nonfiction guide, Lim (Reinventing Government, 2010) tenders a sprightly tour of items he thinks ought to be packed in your intellectual arsenal. Read full book review >