Books: A Luminous Debut
Munaweera’s writing is everywhere remarkable: a concentrated
lyricism that is supple, and at the same time, muscular.
Books: The New India is Beautiful and Damned?
In The Beautiful and the Damned, novelist and journalist Siddhartha
Deb attempts what might seem impossible at first -- to create, through the
stories of a few Indians, a portrait of the new India.
Books: Return to Vietnam
“A man without history is a tree without roots” -- so begins Vietnamerica, a mesmerizing and moving graphic memoir by Gia-Bao Tran.
Book Review: 'Partitions' by Amit Majmudar
It’s 1947, and the last trains bearing the displaced between the soon-to-be nations of India and Pakistan have left in the midst of raging floods of communal violence.
Review of Anthony Youn's 'In Stitches'
In Stitches by Anthony Youn is a memoir chronicling Youn’s journey from a nerdy Korean American childhood in the rural midwest (Greenville, MI; population: 7945) to becoming a plastic surgeon.
Book Review: East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres by Andrew Lam
Andrew Lam explores these contradictions and transformations while describing his own path to discovering his voice.
Book Review: Home Boy By H. M. Naqvi
This book is about three young, rap-spouting, coke-snorting Pakistani men who call themselves Metrostanis.
Book Review: The Longshot
By Katie Kitamura (Simon and Schuster)
By Sung J. Woo (Thomas Dunne Books)