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How Much of These Hills Is Gold
How Much of These Hills Is Gold
By Zhang, C. Pam
2020-04 - Riverhead Books
9780525537205 Check Our Catalog

 

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF 2020

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE 2020 CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE

WINNER OF THE …More
 

My Year Abroad
My Year Abroad
By Lee, Chang-Rae
2021-02 - Riverhead Books
9781594634574 Check Our Catalog

 

INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"A manifesto to happiness--the one found when you stop running from who you are." -New York Times Book Review

"An extraordinary book, acrobatic on the level of the sentence, symphonic across its many movements--and this is a book that moves...My Year Abroad is a wild ride--a caper, a romance, a bildungsroman, and something of a satire of how …More
 

On Such a Full Sea
On Such a Full Sea
By Lee, Chang-Rae
2014-01 - Riverhead Books
9781594486104 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2015), Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence (2015), National Book Critics Circle Award (2014)

From the beloved award-winning author of "Native Speaker "and "The Surrendered," a highly provocative, deeply affecting story of one woman's legendary quest in a shocking, future America. …More
 

A River of Stars
A River of Stars
By Hua, Vanessa
- Ballantine Books
9780399178788 Check Our Catalog

 

NATIONAL BESTSELLER - In a powerful debut about modern-day motherhood, immigration, and identity, a pregnant Chinese woman stakes a claim to the American dream in California.

"Utterly absorbing."--Celeste Ng - "A marvel of a first novel."--O: The Oprah Magazine - "The most eye-opening literary adventure of the year."--Entertainment Weekly

NAMED ONE OF THE …More
 

The Sympathizer: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
The Sympathizer: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
By Nguyen, Viet Thanh
2016-04 - Grove Press
9780802124944 Check Our Catalog

 

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Winner of the 2016 Edgar Award for Best First Novel

Winner of the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

"[A] remarkable debut novel"--Philip Caputo, New York Times Book Review (cover review)

The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as seven other awards, The …More
 

Searching for Sylvie Lee
Searching for Sylvie Lee
By Kwok, Jean
2019-06 - William Morrow & Company
9780062834300 Check Our Catalog

 

 

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick & Emma Roberts Belletrist Book Club Pick

NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK BY New York Times - Time - Marie …More
 

A River of Stars
A River of Stars
By Hua, Vanessa
- Ballantine Books
9780399178788 Check Our Catalog

 

NATIONAL BESTSELLER - In a powerful debut about modern-day motherhood, immigration, and identity, a pregnant Chinese woman stakes a claim to the American dream in California.

"Utterly absorbing."--Celeste Ng - "A marvel of a first novel."--O: The Oprah Magazine - "The most eye-opening literary adventure of the year."--Entertainment Weekly

NAMED ONE OF THE …More
 

The Namesake
The Namesake
By Lahiri, Jhumpa
2004-09 - Mariner Books
9780618485222 Check Our Catalog

 

A BookPage Notable Title

Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation. Her stories are one of the very few debut works -- and only a handful of collections -- to have won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Among the many other awards and honors the book received were the New Yorker Debut of the Year, the …More
 

Girls Burn Brighter
Girls Burn Brighter
By Rao, Shobha
2018-03 - Flatiron Books
9781250074256 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Best Book of the Year: The Washington Post, NPR, Shelf Awareness, Paste, LitHub, Real Simple

2018 Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist: Best Fiction

Longlisted for the 2018 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

"Incandescent...A searing portrait of what feminism looks like in much of the world." --Vogue

"A …More
 

The Queen of the Night
The Queen of the Night
By Chee, Alexander
2016-02 - Houghton Mifflin
9780618663026 Check Our Catalog

 

"This book is a glorious performance . . . Enveloping, seductive." --Karen Russell

A National Bestseller, the mesmerizing story of one woman's rise from circus rider to courtesan to world-renowned diva--"a brilliant performance" (Washington Post).

Lilliet Berne is a sensation of the Paris Opera, a legendary soprano with every accolade except an original …More
 

Run Me to Earth
Run Me to Earth
By Yoon, Paul
2020-01 - Simon & Schuster
9781501154041 Check Our Catalog

 

From award-winning author Paul Yoon comes a beautiful, aching novel about three kids orphaned in 1960s Laos--and how their destinies are entwined across decades, anointed by Hernan Diaz as "one of those rare novels that stays with us to become a standard with which we measure other books."

Alisak, Prany, and Noi--three orphans united by devastating loss--must do what is necessary to …More
 

If You Leave Me
If You Leave Me
By Kim, Crystal Hana
2018-08 - William Morrow & Company
9780062645173 Check Our Catalog

 

 

"An immersive, heartbreaking story about war, passion, and the road not taken." -- People

One of the most beautiful and moving love stories you'll read this year. -- Nylon Magazine

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2018 BY The Washington Post - The New York Post - Vulture - Real Simple - …More
 

The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club
By Tan, Amy
1991-09 - Vintage Books USA
9780679727682 Check Our Catalog

 

First time in trade paperback. The New York Times Book Review says of this mesmerizing novel by Amy Tan: "So beutifully written that one should . . . allow oneself to be bourne along as if in a dream . . . a jewel of a book". "The Joy Luck Club is a pure joy to read".--Chicago Tribune. …More
 

The Making of Asian America: A History
The Making of Asian America: A History
By Lee, Erika
2015-09 - Simon & Schuster
9781476739403 Check Our Catalog

 

The definitive history of Asian Americans by one of the nation's preeminent scholars on the subject.

In the past fifty years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States. But as award-winning historian Erika Lee reminds us, Asian Americans also have deep roots in the country. The Making of Asian America tells the …More
 

What We Carry: A Memoir
What We Carry: A Memoir
By Lang, Maya Shanbhag
2020-04 - Dial Press
9780525512394 Check Our Catalog

 

"A gorgeous memoir about mothers, daughters, and the tenacity of the love that grows between what is said and what is left unspoken."--Mira Jacob, author of Good Talk

If our family stories shape us, what happens when we learn those stories were never true? Who do we become when we shed our illusions about the past?

Maya Shanbhag Lang grew up …More
 

America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States
America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States
By Lee, Erika
2019-11 - Basic Books
9781541672604 Check Our Catalog

 

This definitive history of American xenophobia is "essential reading for anyone who wants to build a more inclusive society." (Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times-bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist).

The United States is known as a nation of immigrants. But it is also a nation of xenophobia. In America for Americans, Erika Lee shows that an irrational fear, …More
 

Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life
Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life
By Wong, Ali
2019-10 - Random House
9780525508830 Check Our Catalog

 

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Ali Wong's heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters (the two she put to work while they were still in utero) cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad.

"Knife-sharp . . . a genuine …More
 

Why Not Me?
Why Not Me?
By Kaling, Mindy
2015-09 - Crown Archetype
9780804138147 Check Our Catalog

 

From the author of the beloved New York Times bestselling book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and the creator and star of The Mindy Project comes a collection of essays that are as hilarious and insightful as they are deeply personal.

In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find …More
 

Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution
Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution
By Zia, Helen
2019-01 - Ballantine Books
9780345522320 Check Our Catalog

 

The dramatic real life stories of four young people caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the wake of China's 1949 Communist revolution--a heartrending precursor to the struggles faced by emigrants today.

"A true page-turner . . . Helen] Zia has proven once again that history is something that happens to real people."--New York Times bestselling author Lisa …More
 

The House on Lemon Street: Japanese Pioneers and the American Dream
The House on Lemon Street: Japanese Pioneers and the American Dream
By Rawitsch, Mark
2012-06 - University Press of Colorado
9781607321651 Check Our Catalog

 

In 1915, Jukichi and Ken Harada purchased a house on Lemon Street in Riverside, California. Close to their restaurant, church, and children's school, the house should have been a safe and healthy family home. Before the purchase, white neighbors objected because of the Haradas' Japanese ancestry, and the California Alien Land Law denied them real-estate ownership because they were not citizens. To …More