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
"Heart of Fire is a revelatory, evocative, deeply moving book." -Washington Post "Amazing . . . a memoir I really loved." -Secretary Hillary Clinton, "You and Me Both" podcast "A beautiful book."-Trevor Noah, The Daily Show The...
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...
Made in China : a prisoner, an SOS letter, and the hidden cost of America's cheap goods
Pang, Amelia
A Most-Anticipated Book of the Year: Newsweek * Refinery29 "Timely and urgent . . . Pang is a dogged investigator." --The New York Times Book Review "Moving and powerful." --Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning...
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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