Search Results: "Yi-Fu Tuan"


BOOK REVIEW

COSMOS AND HEARTH by Yi-Fu Tuan
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 1996

"So what's wrong with a little unreconstructed raw throbbing?"
Can humans meld the desire for a cozy, immediate surrounding with the broadening aspects of cosmopolitanism? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Tuan is a connoisseur of the arcane tidbit, but synthesis is not his forte."
Tuan (Geography/University of Wisconsin at Madison) attempts to elevate the idea of the aesthetic to what he considers its proper place in the social context, in particular to its place as the impetus behind the formation and sustaining of cultural systems. Read full book review >

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BEND, NOT BREAK by Ping Fu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"The book reflects the tone of its author: clear, honest and unassuming."
A Chinese-American businesswoman's memoir of exile, torture, immigration and, ultimately, astounding success. Read full book review >

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THE LOST GIRLS OF CAMP FOREVERMORE by Kim Fu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"An ambitious and dynamic portrayal of the harm humans—even young girls—can do."
Five women are forever shaped by a harrowing experience they shared as girls at summer camp. Read full book review >

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FOR TODAY I AM A BOY by Kim Fu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A study of transexuality that's shot through with melancholy while capturing the bliss of discovering one's sexual self."
A young man wrestles with gender expectations and his own gender identity in this quietly forceful debut from the Seattle-based author. Read full book review >

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SWORD MOUNTAIN by Nancy Yi Fan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Readers new to the series may experience some initial disorientation; fans of these tales will welcome this further installment. (map, dramatis personae) (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Set directly after the defeat of the archaeopteryxes, this third in Fan's bird fantasy series follows the golden-eagle princes, Fleydur and Forlath, to their home in the mountains. Unbeknownst to them, the villainous Kawaka (introduced in a prologue) also journeys there—but not with good intentions. Read full book review >

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SWORDBIRD by Nancy Yi Fan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"It will appeal to fans of the Mistmantle Chronicles and other animal fantasies—then lead them onward to Redwall Abbey. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Turnatt, a corrupt hawk, sets out to take over the Stone Run Forest and all its feathered denizens by drafting crows and ravens to do his dirty work and by using those recruits to enslave and divide the forest's bird communities. Read full book review >

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WHAT IS PUNK? by Eric Morse
by Eric Morse, illustrated by Anny Yi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"The target audience may be a bit perplexed, but if invested adults love the topic, a shared reading experience can't be beat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A punk primer for the youngest set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNTERFEIT SKIN by Yi-Sung Oliver Ho
Released: Sept. 6, 2012

"A rich collection of poetic images from a debut author."
Ho's debut collection of poems touches on the universal themes of childhood, the passage of time and memories of place. Read full book review >

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OUR TWISTED HERO by Yi Munyol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A potent little morality tale, beautifully constructed and shimmering with richly suggestive ironies."
Similarities to Italian neo-realist fiction, as well as to William Golding's Lord of the Flies, abound in this taut, engrossing 1987 South Korean novel. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNEY OF MENG by Doreen Rappaport
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A fine contribution. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
The cruelties attending the building of the Great Wall are dramatized in a powerful story. Read full book review >

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THE SHELL WOMAN AND THE KING by Laurence Yep
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"An unusual touch is the subtle, gray damask patterning providing a textured background for the type. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-9)"
A beautiful woman with the power to transform herself into a seashell outwits the evil king who commands her to abandon her husband and marry him instead. Read full book review >