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Whether introducing her readers to a chimpanzee attempting to find a place in a community of animals, an Indian classical dance instructor who contemplates applying a bleaching cream to her skin, or to a woman coping with her marriage to a ghost...

Dashini Jeyathurai | Thu, Jul 19th- 12:49pm | Aerogrammes, Tania James, Books Section, Fiction, Reviews

Despite an endless stream of nutrition information, we seem more confused than ever about what to eat to stay fit and feel good. As for myself, a rice-less future is not one I want to participate in!

Nina F. Ichikawa | Mon, Mar 11th- 3:46pm | calories, Marion Nestle, nutrition, obesity, Rice, Books Section, Food, Health & Environment, News & Politics, Science

Don Lee writes for Don Lee.

Joyce Chen | Thu, Jul 12th- 3:22pm | Don Lee, Q+A, The Collective, Books Section

Don Lee’s latest novel, The Collective, centers around three Asian American friends who meet during their college years and eventually go on to create an Asian American artistic collective in Boston.

Noah Cho | Sun, Jul 15th- 2:39pm | Don Lee, The Collective, Books Section, Fiction, Reviews

Jenna Le’s Six Rivers oozes with nostalgia for her distant motherland and her intellectual ancestors, yet, by writing so vividly about these far-off people and places, Le conjures them closer.

Rebecca Huval | Thu, Jul 5th- 12:09pm | Jenna Le, Six Rivers, Books Section, Reviews

The life of Richard Aoki, the former Black Panther and Asian American leader, was more nuanced than his hardline image makes it seem.

Momo Chang | Fri, Jun 29th- 8:58am | Asian American Political Alliance, asian american studies, Black Panther Party, Diane Fujino, Education, Ethnic studies, Third World Liberation Front, UC Santa Barbara, West Oakland, Across the Desk, Activism, Books Section, Community, Culture, Gender, History, Politics, Race, Social Justice

The Good Daughter is that rare memoir so rich in detail and dialogue that one feels as if they are voraciously flipping through a fiction novel -- dramatic and sweeping, Lili’s life rivals that of a Dickensian orphan child.

Maurene Goo | Thu, Jun 28th- 12:46pm | Jasmin Darznik, The Good Daughter, Books Section, Reviews

Let there be no doubt: Witches of East End is cheesy. Seriously cheesy.

Mia Nakaji Monnier | Thu, Jun 14th- 8:07pm | Melissa de la Cruz, Witches of East End, Books Section, Fiction, Reviews

In writing about India, Eleni Gage hasn't been able to avoid some of the more obvious traps. Her novel falls into the shopworn travelogue theme in which India is exotic and therefore can school non-natives in the practice of becoming decent human...

Jee Yoon Lee | Thu, Jun 7th- 11:01am | Eleni N. Gage, Other Waters, Books Section, Fiction, Reviews

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