Books Archive

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    Marjorie M. Liu Releases New Novel

        New York Times bestselling author, Marjorie M. Liu, returns with the fifth book in her Hunter Kiss series, LABYRINTH OF STARS (Ace Mass Market; February 25, 2014; $7.99). Danger and heartbreak follow Maxine, a woman covered in living demonic tattoos. After a deadly […]

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    CHINEASY: The New Way to Read Chinese

        Chinese is one of the oldest written languages and is considered by many to be one of the most difficult to master, especially for Westerners.   However, China’s growing cultural and economic influences are spurring a strong interest in learning this ideogrammatic language among […]

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    SFPL Hosts Asian Refugees in America Reading

          The International Center and the Magazines and Newspapers Center at the San Francisco Library presents a reading from Asian Refugees in America: Narratives of Escape and Adaptation on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Main Library’s Latino/Hispanic Community Room. Stories of […]

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    SF Public Library to Host Filipino American International Book Festival

        In celebration of Filipino American History Month, San Francisco Public Library will be hosting the second, bi-annual Filipino American International Book Festival (FilBookfest II) at the SF Main Library, 100 Larkin St., on Oct. 18, 19 & 20. The theme of this year’s literary event […]

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    Birds of Paradise Lost Book Talk with Andrew Lam

      Andrew Lam, San Francisco journalist and author of Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora and East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres, will speak about his latest collection of short stories, Birds of Paradise Lost—a book that chronicles Vietnamese refugees’ struggles to rebuild their lives in the […]

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    Immigration Stories That Will Belong to America

        For the refugees who left Vietnam on boats and in helicopters, the journey home has been long and strange, if home has been found at all. It has been almost forty years since the fall of Saigon, when Andrew Lam and his family […]

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  • The Ghost Bride

    The Ghost Bride Is More Than Another Love Story

        An undiscerning eye might mistake the book for chick lit. But those who have read Yangsze Choo’s debut novel will know what I mean when I say “just another love story” is everything The Ghost Bride is not. An unmistakable profundity lands this exotic fable […]

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  • Bill Cheng author of The Southern Cross

    A Vicarious Odyssey, Review of ‘Southern Cross the Dog,’ A Debut Novel by Bill Cheng

        Set in the early 20th century American South, Southern Cross the Dog follows the life of Robert Chatham, a young African American boy whose family is crippled by the Great Flood of 1927. Scarred with the memory of his brother’s lynching and his […]

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    Nihonmachi Little Friends Presents Festival of Children’s Stories

      “Dowa no Omatsuri: A Festival of Children’s Stories” will feature taiko and musical/dance performances of children’s tales.  Palace of Fine Arts Theater, 3301 Lyon Street, in S.F., 1:30pm performance, silent auction at 12:00pm.  Children under 5 yrs. are free; $10 for youth 5-17 yrs.; advance […]

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    Japanese Eyes, American Heart: Voices from the Home Front in World War II Hawaii

        “We were awakened by a ‘boom-boom’ sound like that of distant thunder on that Sunday morning.” So begin many of the stories in a newly released book by Japanese Americans living in Hawaii on December 7, 1941, when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Japanese Eyes, […]

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