Three homeless teenagers in war-wracked Laos in 1969 find shelter in a once-grand farm manor that has been turned into a crumbling, makeshift hospital.
Every summer, a young boy and his family go camping at Mountain Pond. While there, they will typically see animals such as eagles, salamanders, and chipmunks.
Another year is coming to a close and that means another year of a whole lot of books. Here are 10 of my top reads—in no particular order—for 2019.
Frank Langfitt’s 2019 book The Shanghai Free Taxi: Journeys with the Hustlers and Rebels of the New China is the first-hand story of a long-time foreign correspondent and current NPR reporter who lived and worked in China in the 1990s and more recently in the 2010s.
At 17, Ali Chu has grown up as the only Asian person in her Indiana school. And to fit in, she knows she must be as bland as white toast to survive—meaning eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and ignoring the racism from her classmates and teachers.
Lana Lee is back on the case and this time, things are off to an explosive start.
On the first evening of Cleveland’s Asian Night Market, Wonton on Wheels, a food truck run by her parents’ old friends, blows up at the end of the night, leaving one man dead.
As a fight trainer/bodyguard to Aveda Jupiter and Evie Tanaka, the superheroines protecting San Francisco, Lucy Valdez is one of the toughest individuals in town without superpowers. But as tough as she may be, she still can’t confess her feelings to her longtime crush, Rose Rorick, head of the police department’s Demon Unit.
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is moving back to her native South Carolina, re-establishing a home base and also fueling speculation that a return to politics is next on her to-do list.
There are ghosts among us. Ghosts that, if left unrecognized, haunt the living, whether or not we are aware of it.
Port Townsend native and Taiwanese American Robert Tsai’s 2019 book “Practical Equality: Forging Justice in a Divided Nation” discusses how lawyers and activists can utilize the court system to achieve equality and right historical wrongs in an era where the courts are becoming more conservative.