Books: Mo’ money, less problems in Kevin Kwan’s novel Crazy Rich Asians
Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians promises to be outlandish, fabulous, and definitely not “serious literature"--and we wouldn't want it any other way.
Books: Zen Buddhist Priesthood Becomes Her
Ruth Ozeki’s A
Tale for the Time Being makes you question your experiences as a reader, as
a person on this earth, and as a being in time and space.
Black and White and Yellow All Over
The message you come away with is
that we are bad-ass, we are vulnerable, and we are
complex beings in challenging positions.
Books: Korean American Machismo
I don’t read much of what could be
categorized as dick-lit, and the men in The Dead Do Not Improve are not overly sensitive,
politically correct, or even tactful.
Books: India's Greedy Middle Class
Booker Prize-winning author Aravind Adiga’s second book Last Man in Tower skillfully builds to
the final conflict right underneath your feet brick by brick, until you’re
forced to retreat to the roof teetering on the precipice before he forces you
off to meet your maker.
Books: Pacy Lin, Chinese American Heroine for the Elementary School Set
Growing up as a Chinese American and a voracious reader,
Grace Lin’s favorite children’s books never contained any characters that
looked like her.
Books: Loving Monstrosities
Lysley Tenorio’s debut short story collection Monstress takes us through the metropolis of the San Francisco Bay
Area to wasteland cities in central California.
Books: Friends to the Rescue
begins with a mystery but it’s less of a detective story and more of a
spiritual journey about excavating grief, recovering lost friendships, and
ultimately finding happiness.