For six years, Wen has lived in an orphanage in rural China. She was left at the gate when she was only 5 and in all those years, the only person she considers family is her best friend, Shu Ling, the girl who befriended her the day she arrived.
“Raining Men and Corpses: A Chinese Cozy Mystery” By Anne R. Tan Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2014 At 27, graduate student Raina Sun is not having a good go at things. She’s struggling financially after a loan to her now ex-boyfriend — who also happens to be her college adviser — turns into more of […]
By Marissa Meyer
Feiwel & Friends, 2016
Just when we thought the adventures of Cinder and her ragtag gang of Lunars, Earthlings, and nonhumans were finished, Marissa Meyer returns with a collection of six short stories from the Lunar Chronicles universe.
When she was 7 years old and living in Kolkata, India, Callie Hansen would have nightmares about fighting against evil demons. They were so realistic, she nearly lost her mind, so she and her family moved to Seattle. The nightmares stopped, but when she turned 17, they returned.
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Why Not Me?” By Mindy Kaling Crown Archetype, 2015 If Mindy Kaling’s first book was about how she got her start in comedy, her latest book, “Why Not Me?” is about what she’s been up to since. In this collection of essays chronicling her adventures in show business and […]
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly One of my favorite things to do when the weather is cold is curl up under a blanket with a good mystery. The following are my January must-read picks: “Grave on Grand Avenue” By Naomi Hirahara Berkley, 2015 LAPD bicycle cop Ellie Rush is back and on the case […]
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly From murder mysteries and adventures as far as outer space, to superheroines in the making and meaningful relationships, this past year, I delved into a number of literary worlds. Here is a list of my top 10 reads from 2015 (in no particular order). Winter By Marissa Meyer Feiwel […]
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Winter By Marissa Meyer Feiwel & Friends, 2015 Cinder the cyborg mechanic from New Beijing, Scarlet the farm girl from France, and Cress the former secret Lunar programmer are still working to overthrow Queen Levana of Luna (better known as the moon) and start a revolution. And in this […]
SEATTLE (AP) — Kenneth Bae, a U.S. citizen who was detained in North Korea for two years before his release last November, plans to tell his story in a book. The W Publishing Group, an imprint of the Christian publishing firm Thomas Nelson, says “Not Forgotten: The True Story of My Imprisonment in North Korea” […]
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly The Sun Gods By Jay Rubin Chin Music Press, 2015 It’s the late 1950s and Bill Morton is about to graduate from college. He’s with a young woman he loves and is considering marrying, and the two of them have plans to do missionary work abroad after they graduate. […]