Search Results: "Zhu Chen-Liang"


BOOK REVIEW

THREE KINGDOMS by Wei Dong Chen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Still, a sprawling, brawling and, with an effort, immersive epic. (Graphic classic. 11-14)"
An alliance of warlords forms and collapses in this graphic adaptation—the first of 20 volumes—of a renowned 700-year-old Chinese historical novel. Read full book review >

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A BLIND SPOT FOR BOYS by Justina  Chen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A mostly satisfying 'round-the-world romance. (Romance. 14-18)"
Sixteen-year-old photographer Shana, a secondary character from Chen's previous novel, Return to Me (2013), takes center stage in this stand-alone companion romance. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO ME by Justina  Chen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Disappointing. (Paranormal fiction. 13 & up)"
A teen psychic learns to embrace her visions after her father breaks up their family. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2003

"A richly textured past intimately evoked."
From an Italian journalist who lives part of the year in New York, a beguiling memoir of growing up in a Tuscan city, learning to cook local and family favorites. Read full book review >

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MY LAST EMPRESS by Da Chen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A lyrical tale of crossed borders, boundaries and destinies, expertly told."
Nabokov meets Dream of the Red Chamber. Read full book review >

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THE SERENITY OF WHITENESS by Zhu Hong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 1992

"A moving, if relentless, document of Chinese women's lives."
From contemporary Chinese women writers: a powerful but uneven collection of stories unified by unsubtle displeasure with the conditions of women in China. Read full book review >

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GIRL OVERBOARD by Justina Chen Headley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Headley brings Chinese history, the implications of wealth and the power of self-acceptance into soft focus, nudging reflective readers to delve deeper after they reluctantly turn the last page. (Fiction. YA)"
Syrah wants to be more than just the daughter of billionaire Ethan Cheng; she used to be a killer snowboarder, until a boy destroyed her trust and a horrific accident ruined her knee. Read full book review >

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WHEN I CARRIED YOU IN MY BELLY by Thrity Umrigar
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Umrigar's flights of fancy may lead parents and children to ponder their own specific traits and what might have led to them (and hopefully a discussion of nature and nurture as well). (Picture book. 3-7)"
A mother relates how her actions during pregnancy led to her growing daughter's specific traits. Read full book review >

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DORIS THE BOOKASAURUS by Diana Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"As with most books about the awesomeness of reading, this is most likely to appeal to children who are already excited about books, but it makes for an agreeable affirmation. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Doris—a light-blue cartoon dinosaur who adores reading books—eventually wins over her skeptical, action-oriented brothers. Read full book review >

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WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR UNCERTAINTY: by Jiahui Zhu
Released: March 9, 2012

"A work that illuminates some intriguing mathematical and logical relationships but doesn't remove them from the field of debate."
Zhu's nonfiction debut offers a mathematical model for proving the relationship between uncertainty and success—if one accepts the philosophical premises it's built on. Read full book review >