Tag Archives: China

Puffin

When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro is a detective novel published in 2000. This is the third Ishiguro novel I have read and as in his other works, I enjoyed it. Told in the first-person by a man named … Continue reading

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Whither Thou Goest

Bridge to the Sun by Gwen Terasaki is a memoir written by the American wife of a Japanese diplomat during World War II. When the Tennessee born author met and married her Japanese husband in Washington D.C. in 1931, little … Continue reading

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Who’s on First

The Map Thief by Heather Terrell is a book I have been meaning to read for sometime. It was published in 2008. It is a fictional novel loosely based on actual historical people and events which have been altered to … Continue reading

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Secrets

The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles by Katherine Pancol is a fictional novel expertly translated from the original French.  This is the story of two sisters living in the Paris vicinity.  Their personalities are as different as night and day providing … Continue reading

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Blossoming in America

The Cooked Seed is a new memoir by well-known author Anchee Min.  This interesting story recounts Ms. Min’s experiences in Communist China and her immigration to the U.S. It is a gripping story filled with struggle, heartbreak, and loss, tempered … Continue reading

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Karma

The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng is one of the best books I’ve read this year. It’s a long one, over 400 pages, but so worth the time it takes to read. The book, published in 2008, was … Continue reading

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It’s Chinatown

Eat a Bowl of Tea by Louis Chu came to my attention a while back when TCM broadcast the movie by the same name.  Published in 1961 by a Chinese-American, the story tells a history I was previously unaware of … Continue reading

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