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Fresh Off the Boat is a funny romp through chef and writer Eddie Huang's adventures with sports, chicks, sneaker, guns, weed and the like.

Nina F. Ichikawa | Tue, Feb 5th- 11:06am | Eddie Huang, Florida, Francis Lam, Fresh Off the Boat, hip hop, memoir, the South, Books Section, Reviews

These Three Things

Thanhha Lai’s 2011 National Book Award-winning young adult novel Inside Out and Back Again is the story of Ha, an adolescent Vietnamese girl who lives in Saigon during the Vietnam War. When the North Vietnamese army captures Saigon in...

Cathlin Goulding | Thu, Jun 20th- 1:33pm | books section, Inside Out and Back Again, Thanhha Lai, Books, Books Section, Issue 26: The South - Spring 2013

There is a luminous quality to these portraits of the after-effects of war.

G. Justin Hulog | Thu, Jan 24th- 9:16am | Joel Pickford, Soul Calling, Books Section, Photography, Reviews

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s renowned chief medical correspondent, tackles the world of fiction with his latest book, Monday Mornings.

Joyce Chen | Thu, Jan 17th- 10:07am | Monday Mornings, Sanjay Gupta, Books Section, Fiction, Reviews

Munaweera’s writing is everywhere remarkable: a concentrated lyricism that is supple, and at the same time, muscular.

Nawaaz Ahmed | Thu, Jan 10th- 2:11pm | Island of a Thousand Mirrors, Nayomi Munaweera, Books Section, Fiction, Reviews

Though the Japanese American internment experience has been represented by more distinguished photographers, not many capture the internee perspective -- let alone in such striking color.

Sachi Schuricht | Thu, Jan 3rd- 8:34am | Bill Manbo, Colors of Confinement, Eric L. Muller, Books Section, Photography, Reviews

Harden’s book is remarkable in the way that it charts the growth of Shin, from a child born to prisoners, to a young, angry student, to a skillful survivor, to a disaffected adult, and, finally, to an activist.

Noah Cho | Thu, Dec 27th- 8:14am | Blaine Harden, Escape from Camp 14, Books Section, Reviews

Yet another knock-down, drag-out fight-to-the-end occurred this year among Hyphen’s books section writers when we convened to decide our fave books of 2012.

Abigail Licad | Thu, Dec 20th- 8:19am | Charles Yu, Don Lee, Gods without Men, Gone to the Forest, Hari Kunzru, I Am an Executioner, Jeet Thayil, jeff yang, Jerry Ma, Katie Kitamura, Keith Chow, Lysley Tenorio, Monstress, Narcopolis, Parry Shen, Rajesh Parameswaran, Shattered, Sorry Please Thank You, The Collective, Books Section, Comics, Fiction, Gift Guide, Reviews

The message you come away with is that we are bad-ass, we are vulnerable, and we are complex beings in challenging positions.

Jenny Yap | Thu, Dec 13th- 9:38am | jeff yang, Jerry Ma, Keith Chow, Parry Shen, Shattered, Books Section, Comics, Reviews

If his work wasn’t so engrossing, we’d have to knock Charles Yu one for reinforcing nerd stereotypes about Asian American men.

Marites L. Mendoza | Thu, Nov 29th- 11:57am | Charles Yu, Sorry Please Thank You, Books Section, Fiction, Reviews

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