Shannon Rae

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Corky Lee's Asian America: Fifty Years of Photographic Justice By Corky Lee, Chee Wang Ng (Editor), Mae Ngai (Editor), Hua Hsu (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Corky Lee, Chee Wang Ng (Editor), Mae Ngai (Editor), Hua Hsu (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780593580127
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Published: Clarkson Potter - April 9th, 2024

Photographs deliver an instant punch to the gut for me. I felt so much while looking at these photos of Asian America -- of strikes and protests, Vincent Chin's mother, daily life, and more. Lee documented the Chinatown we shared. The subjects standing on fire escapes and in factories could have been my mom, uncles or grandparents. I saw all of us in these breathtaking photos -- maybe you will see yourself, too.


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Relative Strangers By A. H. Kim Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781525819551
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Published: Graydon House - April 2nd, 2024

Forbidden relationships? Long-lost siblings? Secret love children? Mysterious riches? Hot strangers with dark secrets? Rescues in the rain? Sign me up! Watch the Bae-Wood sisters contend with love, life, and death in the foggy shores of the Bay Area in this heartwarming and scandalous retelling of Sense and Sensibility as they discover, day by day, that everyone around them has a secret...


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Rich AF: The Winning Money Mindset That Will Change Your Life By Vivian Tu Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593714911
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Published: Portfolio - December 26th, 2023

The rich not only pass on literal wealth to their descendants but also a wealth of knowledge about how to maintain and build what they have, which the rest of us never learn in school, if at all. Tu is on a mission to change that with plenty of humor and clarity by showing ordinary people how to save and invest wisely, no matter their budget. It's a perfect introduction to personal finance that I honestly wish I had read sooner.


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My Friends: A Novel By Hisham Matar Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812994841
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Published: Random House - January 9th, 2024

Matar is fascinated by what makes friendship so special. No one takes a vow of friendship as they would a marriage. We can never be sure, going into it, how long it’s going to last or what the people involved will come to owe each other. But the rare ones that do last are truly filled with love, which is “both a miracle and an education,” in his words. Set in the backdrop of the Qaddafi regime and the resulting Arab Spring, this book is about a young Libyan man attending university in the UK who is suddenly exiled from his home country. Now, his new friends are all he has. We watch them develop their own personal and political commitments, fall in love, and emerge into adulthood. What does friendship teach us amid the roiling waters of history? Does it teach us something that nothing else can?


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Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots By Morgan Jerkins Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 6th, 2021

You can’t understand Michigan history without studying The Great Migration. In an impressive blend of memoir and journalism, Jerkins tells a nuanced story of Black history – from the Gullah Geechee people of the Lowcountry to the Black Americans who traveled with Indigenous people along the Trail of Tears, from the Creole people of early-America Louisiana to their descendants, who took a transcontinental train all the way to Los Angeles in search of a better life. I guarantee that Jerkins's search for her roots will teach you some of our country's most vital history.


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Blackouts: A Novel By Justin Torres Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374293574
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 10th, 2023

Who writes history? And who preserves it?

A gay elder on his deathbed passes a precious piece of queer history onto his dear friend. This book makes an impressive collage out of photographs, erasure poetry, and the lives of legendary (and often overlooked) figures in queer history. It shows a side of the 20th century I had never seen before, including the complicated history of mental illness diagnoses, the institutionalization of people who were not "normal," and the anarchists who championed sexual freedom. One of my favorite books that came out this fall! 


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The Three-Body Problem (The Three-Body Problem Series #1) By Cixin Liu, Ken Liu (Translated by) Cover Image
By Cixin Liu, Ken Liu (Translated by)
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Published: Tor Books - January 12th, 2016

Would the confirmation of the existence of extraterrestrial life change the way we treat each other on Earth? Would it unite us or be just one more thing for us to fight over? What, if anything, is good about humanity? And what makes it worth saving if it were suddenly threatened? Maybe the most philosophical page-turner I've ever read. P.S. I spent the entirety of a ten-hour flight GLUED to the second book and gasped frequently at the dozens of juicy plot twists.


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Hangman: A Novel By Maya Binyam Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374610074
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 8th, 2023

Have you ever asked yourself:

- Is humanity doomed to repeat its mistakes, or does it have the real potential to change?

- How can we abide by the responsibilities we have to the people we love and to society, even if those appear to be at odds with each other?

- Is it possible to truly return home or find a refuge from suffering?

- Is human nature inherently selfish or generous? Predictable or surprising?

If so, give this mysterious novel of ideas a try.


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Moving a Stone: Bilingual in Chinese and English (Hong Kong Atlas #4) By Yam Gong, James Shea (Translator), Dorothy Tse (Translator) Cover Image
By Yam Gong, James Shea (Translator), Dorothy Tse (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781938890871
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Published: Zephyr Press - June 14th, 2022

Yam Gong has mastered the art of being alone in the company of others. A kind of literary outsider for many years, he wrote during breaks as a maintenance worker at Kowloon Wharf. His whimsical poems observe passing street performers, bohemians, and rainstorms while vividly recalling a childhood in Hong Kong. He asks: What does it mean to move the immovable? I read this for the paradoxes it provokes in me: when I want to remember a city I've never been to, re-live what I have yet to experience. When I read it, I feel like I've lived a whole life but ultimately know nothing. I cherish that feeling.


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Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories from the Tables of Immigrant Women By Anna Francese Gass Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062844224
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Published: Harper - April 23rd, 2019

Recipes passed down from generation to generation are not only some of our most prized -- they are our family heirlooms. Gass gathered these recipes from immigrant women who consider food to be the legacy they want to pass down to their children and grandchildren. (I'm shocked that so many of them shared their secrets.) This was the first cookbook I ever bought, and I regularly return to it. Nonna Gina's meatball recipe is the only one I use, and Soon Sun Kang Huh's galbi is a showstopper. I want to cook them all!


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See Us Bloom: Poems on Compassion, Acceptance, and Bravery By Kyunghee Kim, Emily Paik (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kyunghee Kim, Emily Paik (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781735031941
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Published: Modern Marigold Books - April 3rd, 2023

Have you ever moved to a new place? It can be scary to leave your home and meet so many new people! This book of poetry about a boy named Ba-Da who moves with his family to a new town can help. Big life changes aren't easy, but Kyunghee Kim's words remind us we have the bravery within to weather them.


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Alien Miss (Wisconsin Poetry Series) By Carlina Duan Cover Image
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Published: University of Wisconsin Press - March 9th, 2021

T.S. Eliot said April is the cruelest month, and indeed that was revealed to me this past April when just getting up to do the dishes felt hard. I reread Carlina Duan's poem "Possible" from Alien Miss. I felt like I had inhaled a dose of helium and was lifted out of my chair. Things started to feel possible for me again. I love the exuberance and range of these poems, which showcase her skill of tapping into specific wells of memory and feeling like extracting syrup from a tree. And like someone with a naturally green thumb, she makes writing poetry look effortless.


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Zhuangzi: Basic Writings (Translations from the Asian Classics) By Zhuangzi, Burton Watson (Translator) Cover Image
By Zhuangzi, Burton Watson (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780231129596
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Published: Columbia University Press - April 16th, 2003

There was once a tree that was so gnarled, crooked, and fruitless that a local carpenter declared it useless. Day by day, the tree stood while the cinnamon trees were stripped of their bark and the cherry trees were hacked down. The gnarled tree appeared in the carpenter's dream one night. "How have you lived for so long?" the carpenter asked. "It's simple," the tree replied. "Uselessness is my strategy!" So go one of the most famous stories in one of the most influential philosophical texts in the world. Required reading for anyone, especially if you're into religion and philosophy.


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The Symposium By Plato, Christopher Gill (Translated by), Christopher Gill (Introduction by), Christopher Gill (Notes by) Cover Image
By Plato, Christopher Gill (Translated by), Christopher Gill (Introduction by), Christopher Gill (Notes by)
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 29th, 2003

A group of friends at a banquet play a game of sorts: who has the best definition of love? Emboldened by wine, each friend gives a funny, fantastical, or earnest speech about what they believe love truly is. This was one of the first texts I read as a freshman in college, and it has stayed with me ever since. Not only is it a good introduction to Plato and his concept of the forms, but it has been influential on so much literature and philosophy that has followed it. 


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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Oxford World's Classics) By James Joyce, Jeri Johnson (Editor) Cover Image
By James Joyce, Jeri Johnson (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780199536443
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - August 1st, 2008

I first read this years ago when I discovered that I loved writing. I became enamored with Stephen Dedalus's classic story of breaking away from his Irish Catholic upbringing and the tumultuous politics of his day to cultivate an artistic voice. On the surface, our lives are very different, but in the  most important way they harmonize: we both care about finding and representing something beautiful. The reader dreamily walks through his life as he tries to learn "what the heart is and what it feels." 


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Anna Karenina: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By Leo Tolstoy, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by) Cover Image
By Leo Tolstoy, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780143035008
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 31st, 2004

I fell into this book right after graduation and feared it would take me years to finish. It only took a month. The pages just flew away. By the time I furiously flipped to the end, I felt like Tolstoy had shaken me by the shoulders and reminded me, through every deeply humanized character and beautiful metaphor, what it meant to live.


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Where Did My Roommate Put My Charger?: A Kind-Of Activity Book for Kind-Of Adults By Sarah Kempa Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781524869014
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 25th, 2022

See also:

  • Wait, was I supposed to be doing that this whole time?
  • Why is friendship so hard?
  • What is the least awkward way to host a party? To leave a party?
  • Why am I sad all the time?
  • Why is brunch so f**king expensive? It’s just EGGS.
  • How long can beans last in the fridge??

Fellow kind-of adults: rejoice! We’re not alone!


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Cold Enough for Snow By Jessica Au Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780811231558
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Published: New Directions - February 15th, 2022

An aging mother and her grown daughter reunite to journey across Japan in this novella that asks what it means to truly know someone -- especially a loved one who has begun to feel like a stranger. Why is it so hard to say what we feel to the people we love? Where in the world, or in a relationship, can we find the feeling that great art gives us? Au shows us that everything breathtaking about a sweeping, multigenerational saga can be equally accomplished in the quiet study of a single relationship. I don't say this lightly: this may be the best novella I've ever read.


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Collected Poems By Robert Hayden, Frederick Glaysher (Editor), Reginald Dwayne Betts (Introduction by), Arnold Rampersad (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Robert Hayden, Frederick Glaysher (Editor), Reginald Dwayne Betts (Introduction by), Arnold Rampersad (Afterword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780871406798
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Published: Liveright - April 1st, 2013

You know that feeling when you're walking on the street and the light melts onto the pavement and buildings just so, transforming those familiar things into something you cherish? That's the effect Hayden's poetry has on the world around you. Born and raised in Detroit, he was once a UM student and professor and effectively became the first Black U.S. Poet Laureate. Most people only know "Those Winter Sundays," but there is so much more to fall in love with. Deeply philosophical, earnest, and mysterious, his poetry bathes my world in auroral light.


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The Myth of Sisyphus (Vintage International) By Albert Camus Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525564454
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Published: Vintage - November 6th, 2018

Every time I think I have a handle on human nature, my understanding is thwarted by the latest atrocity or random act of mercy. Good people suffer while cruel people are rewarded. A life driven by chance and chaos is the rule rather than the exception. And yet, I want it all to be clear. I want to be certain that there is meaning out there for me to discover. But when I urge the universe for an answer, I hear nothing. It's easy to spin this silence into nihilism, but this book proposes another path: the mind knows the world is meaningless, but the heart tugs us forward nonetheless. What happens when we follow the heart?


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The Lord Of The Rings By J.R.R. Tolkien Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780618640157
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 12th, 2005

During the pandemic, I began The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien for the first time. My boyfriend and I read it out loud to each other (funny voices included), and it was one of the best reading experiences I've ever had. When we finally finished one night at 3 AM, I burst into tears. The next day I felt a surging, beautiful book-hangover. I haven't stopped asking myself: How can someone seek to do good, or anything worthwhile, without seeking power? "How do you pick up the threads of an old life?" This is an adventure story to fall into again and again.


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Dictee By Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780520390485
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Published: University of California Press - September 13th, 2022

Cha proved to me that the best books are those you may never fully understand. She presents us with a multi-genre classic that is incredibly moving despite (and maybe even because) of its incomprehensibility. Cathy Park Hong advised her students "to approach the book as if they're learning a new language." Intertwining the stories of the Greek muses, women martyrs, and Korean exiles and immigrants, Cha asks whether it is possible to transcend suffering -- and language itself -- in one of the most important works of American literature.


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Kibogo By Scholastique Mukasonga, Mark Polizzotti (Translated by) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781953861368
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Published: Archipelago - September 13th, 2022

Imagine a history written like a fable. A drought-stricken Rwandan town encroached by Belgian missionaries must decide whether to ask the deities of their ancestors for help or assimilate and pray to the Christian God. A woman on a nearby hilltop who has been denounced as a pagan witch is one of the few who believe that they can conjure a legendary force to help them. But can she bring back the rain? Will her people defy the missionaries who seek to destroy their culture?


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Wandering Hong Kong with Spirits (Hong Kong Atlas) By Waitong Liu, Desmond Sham (Translator), Enoch Tam (Translator) Cover Image
By Waitong Liu, Desmond Sham (Translator), Enoch Tam (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781938890031
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Published: Zephyr Press - March 15th, 2016

Is it possible to miss a city you've never visited? I've felt this way about Hong Kong for a long time and felt it especially after reading Wandering Hong Kong with Spirits by Liu Waitong. I'm impressed with his photographic eye, which manages to capture the city's constant state of change. His poems range from elegies to imagist homages to Du Fu and W. H. Auden. I can't tell you how rare it is to find English translations of Hong Kong literature, which makes me treasure this book even more.


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Creation By Sylvia Nickerson Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781770463776
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - September 17th, 2019

How do you leave a place better than you found it without destroying it, transforming it into something no longer recognizable?

The narrator, an artist and new mother, has just moved back to the rapidly gentrifying city where she grew up. She meditates on artistic creation, motherhood, and the destruction and recreation of entire neighborhoods. Above her bleak but beautiful cityscapes, the sky opens up to reveal a heavenly dream world of her memories. This book will feel real to anyone who has felt that a city has made them who they are. 


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Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist By Judith Heumann, Kristen Joiner Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807002803
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Published: Beacon Press - February 23rd, 2021

Did you know that in 1977, over 100 protestors, many of whom were disabled, occupied a San Francisco federal office for nearly a month? They didn't leave until their right to an equitable and accessible country was enshrined in the law. It was the longest non-violent sit-in of a federal building in U.S. history. Read Heumann's story as one of the protest's leaders for a gripping first-person account of this oft-forgotten chapter of the civil rights movement. 


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Garden Time By W. S. Merwin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781556595943
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 7th, 2020

Every now and then, on walks through the arboretum or while eating a sunlit breakfast, I'm reminded that I won't be able to keep any of this. Even the trees around me, which may outlast me, cannot live forever. I'm reminded of how little I know and how much life I still yearn to live. A certain kind of anxious joy emerges. Merwin captures these revelatory flashes in his final poems, which he dictated to his wife in near-total blindness. He reminds us that life is a gift that we must one day give back.


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To The Lighthouse: The Virginia Woolf Library Authorized Edition By Virginia Woolf Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780156907392
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Published: Mariner Books Classics - December 27th, 1989

Have you ever asked yourself:

- Have I reached my full potential?

- How can I be happy in a world full of misery?

- How can I pickup a creative project or aspect of my life I have abandoned?

- Will I eventually be forgotten? Is it worth trying to be remembered?

If so, you must read this book, especially if you practice any kind of art. I read it over the course of many foggy Seattle mornings. Day by day, the clouds began to part and make way for a wide-open, silver sky.


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If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho (Vintage Contemporaries) By Sappho, Anne Carson (Translated by) Cover Image
By Sappho, Anne Carson (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780375724510
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Published: Vintage - August 12th, 2003

"yes! radiant lyre speak to me

become a voice"

Dive into the dream-like writing of an ancient Greek poet who has lasted the test of time. Read about longing for past lovers, violets & hyacinths, "altars smoking with frankincense," and burning requests to the gods for living (and loving) to be a little easier. Not only is this one of the earliest texts we have of lesbian attraction, this translation by classicist Anne Carson is beautifully rendered with copious notes.


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Poems By Elizabeth Bishop Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374532369
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 1st, 2011

Like a fool, I totally slept on Bishop’s incredible oeuvre. Now, I turn to her poetry in the hope of writing one truly great poem. She is a poet’s poet – an illuminating force whose masterful use of form has so much to teach beginners and longtime poets alike. Don’t be afraid to read poems that elude understanding – that’s part of what makes her so great. And I dare you to find someone who writes a better sestina. Start with “One Art” and “The Fish,” and as you read, you may feel moved to write down a memory.  


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When Breath Becomes Air By Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780812988406
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2016

When Kalanithi was diagnosed with lung cancer early in his career as a neurosurgeon, he set out to write a memoir in the last months of his life. Not only is this the story of his battle with terminal illness, it also recounts his coming of age as a doctor -- how he fell in love with the scorpions and landscapes of Arizona as a child, discovered his twin loves of literature and biology at Stanford, and had a child with the love of his life, who wrote the final chapter after his death. I wish we had more of his thoughtful words.


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The White Album: Essays (FSG Classics) By Joan Didion Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374532079
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 10th, 2009

"We tell ourselves stories in order to live." So go the famous first words of Joan Didion's epic essay collection The White Album. What happens when the narratives of our lives are no longer intelligible or even cease to exist? She exposes the illusions of American life in the '60s and raises questions that left me thinking for a long time afterward. Does history have winners or losers? Can humanity change in any meaningful way? And if we lose faith in society, what's left to believe in? Many aspire to capture their generation, and Didion is one of the few who have done it so well, we can't see it without her. 


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Everything She Touched: The Life of Ruth Asawa By Marilyn Chase Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452174402
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 7th, 2020

The best artist you've never heard of. Asawa spent her adolescent and teenage years in a Japanese internment camp, where she learned to draw from the Disney animators who were detained with her. She asked herself: how far can a line go? She began "drawing" in the air with wire, and the rest is history. Though highly regarded by critics, she has yet to become a household name, which I hope changes. In her husband's words, her art gives me the feeling that "all is possible."


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Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations By Mira Jacob Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399589065
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Published: One World - March 24th, 2020

This graphic memoir is a collection of conversations about race that Jacob has had throughout her life, and it is framed by an ongoing conversation with her young, biracial son about what it means to be Indian American. Rather than simply instructing her son, they speak honestly about their fears, mistakes, and hopes about living in this country. I have never seen someone weave photography with digital drawings before, which expanded my understanding of what a graphic story can look like.


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On Beauty and Being Just By Elaine Scarry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780691089591
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Published: Princeton University Press - November 4th, 2001

In a slim book, Scarry ambitiously tackles what it feels like to encounter something beautiful -- a person, a garden, a work of art -- and makes a case for why we need to put beauty at the forefront of our lives. Reading her elegant prose feels like taking a walk with Matisse, Plato, Homer, and Simone Weil, among others, as they reveal the questions that a lifetime of thinking have brought them to. Perfect for anyone who thinks regularly about what it means to live a good life. 


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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir By Michelle Zauner Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525657743
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Published: Knopf - April 20th, 2021

My favorite book from 2021. It destroyed me in the best way. Zauner uses the mouthwatering Korean food she grew up with to tell the story of her coming-of-age as a musician and her mother's battle with cancer with unflinching honesty. How do you pursue your dreams when the most important person in your life disapproves? How do you deal with losing a parent? How do you go on? This is a book to read when you miss your mom or one you might want to share with her. 


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Rose By Li-Young Lee, Gerald Stern (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Li-Young Lee, Gerald Stern (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780918526533
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Published: BOA Editions - March 1st, 1993

A titan of Asian American poetry. I first discovered his writing in high school with the poem "Persimmons" (pg. 17) and fell in love immediately -- in his words: "some things never leave a person." I was a young Chinese American girl looking for my poetic heroes, and here I had finally found one. Here is somene who finds meaning in the search for wisdom, even when it's unfruitful, and clarity even in suffering. Here's someone asking earnest questions about love, nature, and mortality. I hope his words give you as much as they've given me.


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Severance: A Novel By Ling Ma Cover Image
By Ling Ma
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ISBN: 9781250214997
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Published: Picador - May 7th, 2019

Candace Chen works at an unfulfilling job in a publishing company in New York City selling gemstone-encrusted Bibles. She dreams of joining the glamorous higher-ups but doesn't quite fit in; she dreams of a future with her boyfriend, but their relationship is falling apart. Suddenly "Shen Fever" sweeps the world, causing the infected to repeat their daily motions in a fevered daze. (Eerily enough, this was written pre-Covid-19.) Candace watches the world collapse around her cubicle until she's the only one left -- and then she must escape. A capitalist critique, bildungsroman, thriller, and immigration story all at once -- I couldn't put it down!


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Mooncakes and Milk Bread: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by Chinese Bakeries By Kristina Cho Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780785238997
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Published: Harper Celebrate - October 12th, 2021

There is a reason this book was sold out for months. I was overjoyed when I found out that someone had finally written recipes for the pastries and dim sum I grew up eating in NYC's Chinatown. If you've never had a bite of pillowy milk bread, this is your cue to make some, stat. These recipes are well-tested and delicious, perfectly embodying the style of Cantonese baking: sweet but not TOO sweet. Left me missing home.


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The Wok: Recipes and Techniques By J. Kenji López-Alt Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393541212
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 8th, 2022

I made his recipe for superior stock and it was absolutely divine. In this well-researched cookbook, Lopez-Alt has a lot to teach any cook, from those who have never cooked with a wok to people like me who can't imagine a kitchen without one. His focus on technique will make you a better cook, guaranteed. 加油!


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Women in Abstraction By Karolina Lewandowska (Editor), Christine Macel (Editor), Anne Monfort (Editor) Cover Image
By Karolina Lewandowska (Editor), Christine Macel (Editor), Anne Monfort (Editor)
$65.00
ISBN: 9780500094372
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Published: Thames & Hudson - August 24th, 2021

Abstraction gets at the heart of making art. This tome's ambitious scope covers many of the most well-known artists like O'Keeffe and Frankenthaler but also highlights lesser-known artists from around the world like Wook-Kyung Choi, Vanessa Bell, and Zilia Sánchez. The common thread is that they dedicated their lives to their craft. This book changed my life and made me want to make my mark on the world.