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
The message you come away with is
that we are bad-ass, we are vulnerable, and we are
complex beings in challenging positions.
If his work
wasn’t so engrossing, we’d have to knock Charles Yu one for reinforcing nerd
stereotypes about Asian American men.
Kakugawa clears the touristy haze on our
visions of Hawaii to show how the Pearl Harbor bombing and a volcano
eruption jolted a destitute young Japanese American girl into living
with introspection and grace.
War is no laughing matter.
Starry River highlights the importance of stories and
story telling in defining who we are.
Why would anyone pick a
500+ page novel for leisure reading?
Nizam, a crippled Afghani woman, arrives at an American military base looking
for her brother Yusuf’s body, she sets off a chain of events that tests the
convictions of the soldiers.
protagonist of Juan Rader Bas’s Back
Kicks and Broken Promises is the stalwart Ricky Gilbert, the adopted Filipino
American son of two white Americans.
visits the theme of love in the age of the internet in her new novel, The Newlyweds.
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