Tag Archives: China

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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Revolution

Mulberry Child by Jian Ping is the moving memoir of a young girl’s experiences during the Cultural Revolution in China during the 1960’s.  I have read other books about this time of upheaval, but this book, written on such a … Continue reading

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Just as Good

Yiyun Li’s Gold Boy, Emerald Girl is another great collection of short stories.  What I love about her work is her ability to write stories which  convey deep human emotions so accurately.  I also love the fact that her stories … Continue reading

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