Asian Experiences

Updated November 3, 2022
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Eat a peach : a memoir
Chang, David
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the chef behind Momofuku and star of Netflix's Ugly Delicious--an intimate account of the making of a chef, the story of the modern restaurant world that he helped shape, and how he discovered that success can be much harder to understand than...
All you can ever know : a memoir
Chung, Nicole
A NATIONAL BESTSELLER This beloved memoir "is an extraordinary, honest, nuanced and compassionate look at adoption, race in America and families in general" (Jasmine Guillory,Code Switch, NPR) What does it means to lose your roots-within your culture, within...
Stealing green mangoes : two brothers, two fates, one Indian childhood
Dutta, Sunil
A memoir--written in the wake of a cancer diagnosis--that zeroes in on the crux between two brothers: one who became an LAPD officer, and the other a terrorist Sunil Dutta is a twenty-year veteran of the LAPD. Before that, he was a biologist at the University of California and a translator...
The good girls : an ordinary killing
Faleiro, Sonia
By the award-winning writer of Beautiful Thing, The Good Girls is a masterly inquest into how the mysterious deaths of two teenage girls shone a light into the darkest corners of a nation. On a summer night in 2014, Padma and Lalli went missing from Katra Sadatganj, an eye...
Bend, not break : a life in two worlds
Fu, Ping
"Bamboo is flexible, bending with the wind but never breaking, capable of adapting to any circumstance. It suggests resilience, meaning that we have the ability to bounce back even from the most difficult times. . . . Your ability to thrive depends, in the end, on your attitude to your life...
Heart of fire : an immigrant daughter's story
Hirono, Mazie
From Mazie Hirono, the first Asian-American woman and the only immigrant serving in the U.S. Senate, the intimate and inspiring story of how a girl born in rural Japan went on to become 'a hero on the left' (The Washington Post) - and of the mother whose courageous choices made her journey possible.
Minor feelings : an Asian American reckoning
Hong, Cathy Park
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST * NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER * ONE OF TIME'S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE * A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness "Brilliant...
The girl at the baggage claim : explaining the East-West culture gap
Jen, Gish
A provocative and important study of the different ideas Easterners and Westerners have about the self and society and what this means for current debates in art, education, geopolitics, and business. Never have East and West come as close as they are today, yet we are still...
Made in China : a prisoner, an SOS letter, and the hidden cost of America's cheap goods
Pang, Amelia
"Moving and powerful." --Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author  In 2012, an Oregon mother named Julie Keith opened up a package of Halloween decorations. The cheap foam headstones had been $5 at Kmart, too good a deal to pass up. But...
A drifting life
Tatsumi, Yoshihiro
The epic autobiography of a manga master Acclaimed for his visionary short-story collections The Push Man and Other Stories, Abandon the Old in Tokyo, and Good-Bye--originally created nearly forty years ago, but just as resonant now as ever--the legendary...
Dear girls : intimate tales, untold secrets & advice for living your best life
Wong, Ali
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Ali Wong's heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters (the two she put to work while they were still in utero) cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and...
Last boat out of Shanghai : the epic story of the Chinese who fled Mao's revolution
Zia, Helen
The dramatic, real-life stories of four young people caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the wake of China's 1949 Communist Revolution-a precursor to the struggles faced by emigrants today. Shanghai has historically been China's jewel, its richest, most modern city. The...

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