The Arsonist's City

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ISBN: 9780358126553
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 9th, 2021

First of all, always read prose written by a poet. The web of one family’s particular complexities is woven into the larger picture of the region’s, because so much of who we are is informed by where we’re from and where we can call home. At the heart of The Arsonist’s City is Beirut, the most fascinating place I’ve ever been, rendered with exquisite, vibrant nuance.


Hurricane Season

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By Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780811230735
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Published: New Directions - October 6th, 2020

This story of crime and witchcraft, of desperation and oppressive social mores, of poverty and hustling for beer money reads like a storm system. Shifting currents, pressures, heats, a sense of violence in the atmosphere, the feeling that everything around is out of your control. Hurricane Season is a powerful story told in dynamic, scintillating prose.


The Unbroken

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ISBN: 9780316542753
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Published: Orbit - March 23rd, 2021

If you want both scathing deconstruction of colonialism in a fantasy setting and extremely good sexual (and political/social) tension between a soldier and her princess, you are going to love this book so much. It's a story brimming with good intentions and terrible decisions, and I can't get enough of it.


White Ivy

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ISBN: 9781982100599
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 3rd, 2020

This is a well written psychological thriller that takes us through Ivy's--a Chinese-American woman--slow descent into madness after years of trying to mold herself to fit into what she believes to be The American Dream. This book subtly discusses the struggles and limitations Asian-Americans often face in this country, as well as socio-economic divides within Chinese culture itself. In light of recent events, this book may bring some more understanding to those anti-AAPI racism.



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ISBN: 9780374602451
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 20th, 2021

This is a unique novel. In Popisho, every character has a magical element, or a "cors". Some people can flavor food or change paint colors with their hands, and others have extra body parts. Taking place over a few days, Popisho tells the story of an island community preparing for the wedding of the governor's daughter, and dealing with their own issues.



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