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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

  • Publisher: Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks
  • Pub date: October 6, 2009
  • Format: Paperback (library copy)
  • Genre: Adult fiction, historical

Quick Summary: It is 1986 in Seattle and Henry Lee is grieving the death of his wife. 207 more words

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Asian literature as the literature of defiance

Art imitates life. Literature reflects contemporary society. And no region’s literature so inversely reflects and so captures the hidden spirit and dreams of its people than that of East Asia. 505 more words


The DSC prize for South Asian Literature 2014

This year’s winner in bold.


  • Cyrus Mistry: Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer
  • Anand: Book of Destruction
  • Benyamin: Goat Days
  • Mohsin Hamid: How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia…
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Literary Prizes

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

I can’t believe I read the entire 600 pages within the same week my capstone paper is due.  This book grabbed my attention, and rarely let it go.   723 more words

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Poetry Foundation Publishes Sampler of Asian American Voices

Poetry Foundation recently compiled a sampling of Asian American poets. The list includes several of my favorites (Ai, Li-Young Li, Tung Hui Hu) and many whose work I’m not familiar with but look forward to reading. 33 more words

Asian Literature

Hi, Vermont!

Brandon Mazur, a talented poet and English teacher in Vermont (USA) is discussing Pauline Lacanilao’s Day of Valor with his non-fiction students this term.

Super cool.

Pauline Lacanilao

After Dark by Haruki Murakami

After Dark by Haruki Murakami

Format: Mass Market Paperback
ISBN: 0307278735 (ISBN13: 9780307388889)

Read from September 17 to September 19, 2013
second-hand, owned
My rating: … 599 more words

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