Books by AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Authors

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Updated February 8, 2024
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Yellowface
Kuang, R. F.
The No. 1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller from literary sensation R.F. Kuang *A Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick* *Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year* 'Propulsive' SUNDAY TIMES 'Razor...
The picture bride
Yi, Kŭm-i
Different fates await each of these women. Hongju, who dreams of a marriage of 'natural love', meets a man who looks twenty years older than his photograph; Songhwa, who wants to escape from her life of ridicule as the granddaughter of a shaman, meets a lazy drunkard. And then there's Willow, whose...
The poppy war
Kuang, R. F.
Winner of the Reddit Fantasy Award for Best Debut 2018 'The best fantasy debut of 2018' - WIRED A brilliantly imaginative epic fantasy debut, inspired by the bloody history of China's twentieth century and filled with treachery and magic. ...
Little fires everywhere
Ng, Celeste
The #1 New York Times bestseller * Named a Best Book of the Year by People, The Washington Post, Bustle, Esquire, Southern Living, The Daily Beast, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads, Library Reads, Book of the Month,...
Nothing but blackened teeth
Khaw, Cassandra
A USA TODAY BESTSELLER * A Bram Stoker, Shirley Jackson, British Fantasy, and World Fantasy Award Finalist! * An Indie Next Pick! * An October LibraryReads Pick! * 2022 RUSA Reading List: Horror Winner! Cassandra Khaw's Nothing But Blackened Teeth is a...
The verifiers
Pek, Jane
ONE OF THE WASHINGTON POST'S BEST MYSTERY BOOKS OF THE YEAR * Introducing Claudia Lin: a sharp-witted amateur sleuth for the 21st century. This debut novel follows Claudia as she verifies people's online lives, and lies, for a dating detective agency in New York City. Until...
Year of the tiger : an activist's life
Wong, Alice
NATIONAL BESTSELLER . ONE OF USA TODAY'S MUST-READ BOOKS . This groundbreaking memoir offers a glimpse into an activist's journey to finding and cultivating community and the continued fight for disability justice, from the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project ...
The very secret society of irregular witches
Mandanna, Sangu
Mika Moon knows she has to hide her magic, and is used to keeping her head down with one exception: an online account, where she posts videos 'pretending' to be a witch. She thinks no one will take it seriously. But someone does. An unexpected message arrives, begging her to travel to the remote and...
The best we could do an illustrated memoir
Bui, Thi
National bestseller ABA Indies Introduce Winter / Spring 2017 Selection Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2017 Selection An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family's journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui. ...
The book of form and emptiness
Ozeki, Ruth
Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction "No one writes like Ruth Ozeki--a triumph." --Matt Haig, New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library "Inventive, vivid, and propelled by a sense of wonder." --TIME "If you've lost your...
The family Chao
Chang, Lan Samantha
The school for good mothers
Chan, Jessamine
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AN OBAMA'S 2022 SUMMER READING PICK 'A taut and propulsive take on the cult of motherhood and the notion of what makes a good mother. Destined to be feminist classic - it kept me up at night' PANDORA SYKES...
Exhalation
Chiang, Ted.
'One of the most exciting writers in science fiction . . . Although dark in premise, these parables - threaded through with references to ancient mythology and folklore - are filled with hope and humanism: a balm for anxious souls.' - Daily Telegraph From the...
Land of milk and honey
Zhang, C Pam
A rapturous novel about a young chef whose discovery of pleasure alters her life and, indirectly, the world 'A rich novel of ideas' GUARDIAN 'A tasty treat' iNEWS 'A genius balance of page-turning and lyrical prose'...
Women of Good Fortune
Wan, Sophie.
Three women. One daring plan. A wedding heist to remember. Lulu has always been taught that money is the ticket to a good life. So, when Shanghai's most eligible bachelor surprises her with a proposal, the only acceptable answer is yes, even if the voice...
Crazy rich Asians
Kwan, Kevin
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The international sensation and blockbuster Hollywood rom com. * "A Pride and Prejudice-like send-up about an heir bringing his Chinese-American girlfriend home to meet his ancestor-obsessed family." --People   ...
Fox Wife
Choo, Yangsze.
'Vivid, enigmatic, enchanting' M. L. Rio'Irresistible' Sunday TimesSome people think foxes go around collecting qi, or life force, but nothing could be further than the truth. We are living creatures, just like you, only usually better looking . . .Manchuria, 1908:...
Crying in H Mart : a memoir
Zauner, Michelle
'A beautiful, intimate and hunger-inducing portrait of grief, race, heritage and coming to know yourself through what you eat.' - Stylist, 'Books of the Year' 'As good as everyone says it is and, yes, it will have you in tears. An essential read for anybody who has...
Pachinko
Lee, Min Jin
A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan (San Francisco Chronicle). ...
The Covenant of Water
Verghese, Abraham.
OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK * INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * SUBJECT OF A SIX-PART SUPER SOUL PODCAST SERIES HOSTED BY OPRAH WINFREY From the New York Times-bestselling author of Cutting for Stone comes a stunning and magisterial epic of love, faith, and medicine, set in...

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