Book Lists

Five More to Go: Nathacha Appanah’s TROPIC OF VIOLENCE

Five More to Go: Nathacha Appanah’s TROPIC OF VIOLENCE

This regular feature gives Booklist contributing reviewer Terry Hong the opportunity to shout about a recently published book she adored. She’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ Tropic of Violence, by Nathacha Appanah and translated by Geoffrey Strachan How can a story so harrowing, so wrenching be so gorgeous? In […]

Five More to Go: Kim Hyun Sook’s BANNED BOOK CLUB

Five More to Go: Kim Hyun Sook’s BANNED BOOK CLUB

This regular feature gives Booklist contributing reviewer Terry Hong the opportunity to shout about a recently published book she adored. She’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ Banned Book Club, by Kim Hyun Sook with Ryan Estrada, illustrated by Ko Hyung-Ju Busan-based wife-and-husband team Kim and Estrada mine […]

Five More to Go: Corinne Manning’s WE HAD NO RULES

Five More to Go: Corinne Manning’s WE HAD NO RULES

This regular feature gives Booklist contributing reviewer Terry Hong the opportunity to shout about a recently published book she adored. She’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ We Had No Rules, by Corinne Manning Corinne Manning’s author statement couldn’t be clearer: “I had no idea how to write […]

Five More to Go: Cho Nam-Joo’s KIM JIYOUNG, BORN 1982
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Five More to Go: Cho Nam-Joo’s KIM JIYOUNG, BORN 1982

This regular feature gives Booklist contributing reviewer Terry Hong the opportunity to shout about a recently published book she adored. She’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982, by Cho Nam-Joo and translated by Jamie Chang Cho’s narrative is part bildungsroman and part Wikipedia entry. […]

Five More to Go: Kim Sagwa’s B, BOOK, AND ME
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Five More to Go: Kim Sagwa’s B, BOOK, AND ME

This regular feature gives Booklist contributing reviewer Terry Hong the opportunity to shout about a recently published book she adored. She’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ b, Book, and Me, by Kim Sagwa and translated by Sunhee Jeong Although this book is set in a coastal suburb […]

Five More to Go: Paul Yoon’s RUN ME TO EARTH
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Five More to Go: Paul Yoon’s RUN ME TO EARTH

This regular feature gives Booklist contributing reviewer Terry Hong the opportunity to shout about a recently published book she adored. She’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ Run Me to Earth, by Paul Yoon Traversing countries and continents during a half-century, Yoon’s (The Mountain, 2017) second novel unfolds […]

Five More to Go: Shokoofeh Azar’s THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE GREENGAGE TREE
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Five More to Go: Shokoofeh Azar’s THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE GREENGAGE TREE

This regular feature gives Booklist contributing reviewer Terry Hong the opportunity to shout about a recently published book she adored. She’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree, by Shokoofeh Azar Although the page facing the title of Azar’s first novel to be […]

Five More to Go: Maaza Mengiste’s THE SHADOW KING
By September 25, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Five More to Go: Maaza Mengiste’s THE SHADOW KING

This regular feature gives Booklist contributing reviewer Terry Hong the opportunity to shout about a recently published book she adored. She’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ The Shadow King, by Maaza Mengiste Maaza Mengiste’s indelible debut, Beneath the Lion’s Gate (2010), put Ethiopian historical fiction on countless […]

In Celebration of Women in Translation Month: Asian Women Authors — Part II
By August 30, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

In Celebration of Women in Translation Month: Asian Women Authors — Part II

This is the second of a two-part series. Click here for Part I. Last week, we shared a baker’s dozen of titles by Asian women writers, made accessible by dedicated, invaluable translators who continuously, miraculously enable anglophone readers in discovering, enjoying, and sharing books from around the world. My constantly regenerating, overflowing gratitude to translators […]

Five More to Go: Edwidge Danticat’s EVERYTHING INSIDE
By August 27, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Five More to Go: Edwidge Danticat’s EVERYTHING INSIDE

This regular feature gives Booklist contributing reviewer Terry Hong the opportunity to shout about a recently published book she adored. She’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ Everything Inside, by Edwidge Danticat Following The Art of Death (2017), a reflection on her mother’s passing, Danticat focuses this haunting eight-story collection […]