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Ghost stories — Books that will make you enjoy being scared

Here are my latest book recommendations for Northwest Asian Weekly: Deadly Love By Wesley Robert Lowe Wesley Lowe Media, 2014 Five years ago, 20-year-old actress Jasmine Huang died in Beijing. She had asked her boyfriend Chris to rehearse with her for an audition for the role of a battered woman. She was convinced he needed […]

BOOK RECS: Remembering family, new year must-reads

Here are my latest book recommendations for the Northwest Asian Weekly: Noodle Magic Written by Roseanne Greenfield Thong, Illustrated by Meilo So Orchard Books, 2014 Each year, on the emperor’s birthday, everyone in Mei’s village prepares something special in their leader’s honor. For Mei and Grandpa Tu, that means making enough long-life noodles to feed […]

All about action — Book recommendations

Here are my latest book recommendations for the Northwest Asian Weekly: Tiger By Wesley Robert Lowe Wesley Lowe Media At 28, Micah Keating is fresh out of law school and traveling back to Hong Kong to start his new law career at one of the country’s top firms. On his first day, Micah meets Brenda, […]

Gaming, gender shifts, and a Samurai among Panthers

Here are my latest book recommendations for the Northwest Asian Weekly: In Real Life Written by Cory Doctorow, Illustrated by Jen Wang First Second, 2014 After a guest speaker visits her class at school, Anda joins the world of Coarsegold Online, a massively multiplayer role-playing game. She ends up spending most of her free time […]

Women in control — Reading recommendations

Here are my latest book recommendations for Northwest Asian Weekly: Real Dangerous Girl By Kim Oh Editions Herodiade, 2013 As a teen and young adult, Kim Oh has worked hard, keeping her nose to the grindstone. Never mind that her boss McIntyre is one of the most corrupt men – if not the most  – […]

No textbooks! — Books you will actually want to read

Here are my latest book recommendations for Northwest Asian Weekly: Nisei Daughter By Monica Sone University of Washington Press, 2014 Growing up in Seattle in the 1920s and 1930s, Monica Sone constantly battled with her Japanese heritage and her American home. From the time she was 5 and told by her parents that she and […]

August reading recommendations

Here are my latest book recommendations for the Northwest Asian Weekly: Pioneer Girl By Bich Minh Nguyen Viking, 2014 Ever since she received the box set from her grandfather when she turned 8, Lee Lien has always loved Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House on the Prairie” books. She uses the books – as well as […]

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