Interior Chinatown Review

Interior Chinatown Review

Books on Chinese-American Culture Interior Chinatown By Charles Yu, 2020 My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars “Who gets to be an American? What does an American look like?” Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links.  As an Amazon Associate and a Bookshop.org...
Lulu in the Sky – Book Review

Lulu in the Sky – Book Review

Books on Cambodia Lulu in the Sky: A Daughter of Cambodia Finds Love, Healing, and Double Happiness By Loung Ung, 2012 My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars “No one ever told me being with someone whose attributes you admire could show you all the ways you were broken,...
Vietnam: A New History – Book Review

Vietnam: A New History – Book Review

Books on Vietnam Vietnam: A New History By Christopher Goscha, 2016 My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars “In the great power account, Vietnam is the victim of colonization and domination, never a colonizer or conqueror itself. Its own internal divisions, ethnic diversity, and...
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Review

Men Without Women – Review

Books on Japan Men Without Women By Haruki Murakami My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars “Perhaps an even more distressing prospect for Habara than the cessation of sexual activity, however, was the loss of the moments of shared intimacy. To lose all contact with women was,...
Interior Chinatown Review

When the War was Over – Review

Books on Cambodia When the War Was Over By Elizabeth Becker Set in Cambodia from the mid-1800s to the 1980s My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars “There were countless other “Tuol Slengs” bloodying the country. There were prisons, execution sites, and pits. Work and murder,...
Interior Chinatown Review

Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune Review

Books on Chinese-American Culture Natalie Tan’s Books of Luck and Fortune By Roselle Lim Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown, current times My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars “It’s not a crime to want to have everything—love, money, success.” Disclosure: This post...
Interior Chinatown Review

Smaller and Smaller Circles – Book Review

Books on the Philippines Smaller and Smaller Circles By F.H. Batacan, 2015 Set in Metropolitan Manila, 1997 My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars “We are all powerless in the face of evil. No, no, that’s not true. We are powerless when we wait for other people to act on...

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