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Mambo In Chinatown

Mambo In Chinatown by Jean Kwok

Mambo In Chinatown by Jean Kwok – 384 pages Book Blurb: Twenty-two-year-old Charlie Wong grew up in New York’s Chinatown, the older daughter of a Beijing ballerina and a noodle maker. Though an ABC (America-born Chinese), Charlie’s entire world has been limited to this small area. Now grown, she lives in the same tiny apartment with her […]

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A Hundred Flowers

A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama – 288 pages Advanced Reader Copy courtesy of St. Martin’s Press Book Blurb: China, 1957. Chairman Mao has declared a new openness in society: “Let a hundred flowers bloom; let a hundred schools of thought contend.” Many intellectuals fear it is only a trick, and Kai Y ing’s husband, […]

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The Samurai's Garden

The Samurai’s Garden by Gail Tsukiyama

The Samurai’s Garden by Gail Tsukiyama – 211 pages Book Blurb: A 20-year-old Chinese painter named Stephen is sent to his family’s summer home in a Japanese coastal village to recover from a bout with tuberculosis. Here he is cared for by Matsu, a reticent housekeeper and a master gardener. Over the course of a […]

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