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Asian & Pacific Islander American Fiction (and a little poetry) Books!

May is Asian & Pacific Islander American Book Month! 

Here are some of our new (and old favorites) fiction and poetry picks!

 #AAPIHeritageMonth

 

Circa: A Novel By Devi S. Laskar Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780358652922
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Published: Mariner Books - May 3rd, 2022

For fans of The Burning Girl by Claire Messud and Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi, a stunning, gut-punch of a novel that follows a young Indian American woman who, in the wake of tragedy, must navigate her family's expectations as she grapples with a complicated love and loss.


The Verifiers By Jane Pek Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593313794
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Published: Vintage - February 22nd, 2022

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 a client with an unusual request goes missing. . . .


The Parted Earth By Anjali Enjeti Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781938235962
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Published: Hub City Press - April 26th, 2022

Spanning more than half a century and cities from New Delhi to Atlanta, Anjali Enjeti's debut is a heartfelt and human portrait of the long shadow of the Partition of India on the lives of three generations of women.


Portrait of a Thief: A Novel By Grace D. Li Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593184738
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Published: Tiny Reparations Books - April 5th, 2022

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Longlisted for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize


The Book of Form and Emptiness: A Novel By Ruth Ozeki Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399563645
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Published: Viking - September 21st, 2021

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


Awake in the River and Shedding Silence (Classics of Asian American Literature) By Janice Mirikitani, Juliana Chang (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Janice Mirikitani, Juliana Chang (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780295749587
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Published: University of Washington Press - March 1st, 2022

Fierce, raw, and unapologetic, Janice Mirikitani's poetry and prose are as vibrant and resonant today as when these two collections were first published in 1978 and 1987. Now back in print in one volume, Awake in the River and Shedding Silence epitomizes Mirikitani's singular voice--one that is brash, sexual, politically outspoken, and unconcerned with pandering to mainstream audiences.


Beasts of a Little Land: A Novel By Juhea Kim Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063093577
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Published: Ecco - December 7th, 2021

"A spectacular debut filled with great characters and heart.” —Lisa See, author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

FINALIST FOR THE 2022 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE · FINALIST FOR THE BALCONES FICTION PRIZE · LONGLISTED FOR THE HWA DEBUT CROWN AWARD


Aiiieeeee!: An Anthology of Asian American Writers (Classics of Asian American Literature) By Frank Chin (Editor), Jeffery Paul Chan (Editor), Lawson Fusao Inada (Editor) Cover Image
By Frank Chin (Editor), Jeffery Paul Chan (Editor), Lawson Fusao Inada (Editor)
$24.95
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ISBN: 9780295746487
Published: University of Washington Press - October 31st, 2019

Bestiary: A Novel By K-Ming Chang Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593132593
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Published: One World - June 1st, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS’ CHOICE • Three generations of Taiwanese American women are haunted by the myths of their homeland in this spellbinding, visceral debut about one family’s queer desires, violent impulses, and buried secrets.


The City of Good Death By Priyanka Champaneri Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781632062536
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Published: Restless Books - April 12th, 2022

Winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing

Shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize


Time Is a Mother By Ocean Vuong Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593300237
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Published: Penguin Press - April 5th, 2022

A TIME Magazine Best Book of 2022

The New York Times-bestselling collection of poems from the award-winning writer Ocean Vuong


"Take your time with these poems, and return to them often.” —The Washington Post


How else do we return to ourselves but to fold
The page so it points to the good part
 


A World Between By Emily Hashimoto Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781936932955
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Published: Feminist Press - September 15th, 2020

A college fling between two women turns into a lifelong connection--and spells out a new kind of love story for a millennial, immigrant America.

"A sweetly poignant look at the transformative power of young love." --O, The Oprah Magazine


Dandelion By Jamie Chai Yun Liew Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781551528816
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - April 26th, 2022

When Lily was eleven years old, her mother, Swee Hua, walked away from the family, never to be seen or heard from again. Now, as a new mother herself, Lily becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Swee Hua.


How to Pronounce Knife: Stories By Souvankham Thammavongsa Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316422123
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 27th, 2021

A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN Open Book Award, and winner of the 2020 Giller Prize, this revelatory story collection honors characters struggling to find their bearings far from home, even as they do the necessary "grunt work of the world." A failed boxer painting nails at the local salon.


Burnt Sugar: A Novel By Avni Doshi Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781419752933
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Published: The Overlook Press - March 1st, 2022

Shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, a searing literary debut novel set in India about mothers and daughters, obsession and betrayal

“I would be lying if I say my mother’s misery has never given me pleasure," says Antara, Tara’s now-adult daughter.

This is a love story and a story about betrayal—not between lovers but between a mother and a daugh


The Committed By Viet Thanh Nguyen Cover Image
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Published: Grove Press - March 29th, 2022

The sequel to The Sympathizer, which won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and went on to sell over a million copies worldwide, The Committed tells the story of "the man of two minds" as he comes as a refugee to France and turns his hand to capitalism


Gold Diggers: A Novel By Sanjena Sathian Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984882059
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Published: Penguin Books - April 19th, 2022

One of The Washington Post's 10 Best Books of 2021 * One of NPR's Best Books of 2021 * New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice * Long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

“Dizzyingly original, fiercely funny, deeply wise.” —Celeste Ng, #1 bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere


Folklorn By Angela Mi Young Hur Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781645660422
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Published: Erewhon - May 10th, 2022

New York Times Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novel of 2021
An NPR Best Book of 2021


A genre-defying, continents-spanning saga of Korean myth, scientific discovery, and the abiding love that binds even the most broken of families.

Elsa Park is a particle physicist at the top of her game, stationed at a neutrino observatory in the Antarctic, co


Four Treasures of the Sky: A Novel By Jenny Tinghui Zhang Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250811783
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 5th, 2022

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK · A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITOR'S CHOICE · REVIEWED ON THE FRONT COVER · INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

“Zhang’s blend of history and magical realism will appeal to fans of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ The Water Dancer as well as Amy Tan's The Valley of Amazement.” —Booklist (starred review)


Disorientation: A Novel By Elaine Hsieh Chou Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593298350
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Published: Penguin Press - March 22nd, 2022

A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE SELECTION * A MALALA BOOK CLUB PICK * AN INDIE NEXT PICK * A FAVORITE BOOK OF 2022 BY NPR AND BOOK RIOT * A MUST-READ MARCH 2022 BOOK BY TIME, VANITY FAIR, EW AND THE CHICAGO REVIEW OF BOOKS * A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2022 BY GOODREADS, NYLON, BUZZFEED AND MORE


The Immortal King Rao: A Novel By Vauhini Vara Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393541755
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 3rd, 2022

A New York Times Editors' Choice
Named a Most Anticipated Book of the Year by Literary Hub, Electric Literature, Esquire, Oprah Daily, The Observer, and The Times of India
Shortlisted for the 2022 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
One of NPR's Books We Love in 2022


The School for Good Mothers: A Novel By Jessamine Chan Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982156121
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 4th, 2022

Longlisted for the 2023 Carnegie Medal for Excellence
Shortlisted for The Center for Fiction 2022 First Novel Prize
Selected as One of Barack Obama’s Summer 2022 Reading List Picks!

In this New York Times bestseller and Today show Read with Jenna Book Club Pick, one lapse in judgement lands a young mother in a government reform program wh


Four Aunties and a Wedding By Jesse Q. Sutanto Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593333051
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Published: Berkley - March 29th, 2022

The aunties are back, fiercer than ever and ready to handle any catastrophe—even the mafia—in this delightful and hilarious sequel by Jesse Q. Sutanto, author of Dial A for Aunties.


Activities of Daily Living: A Novel By Lisa Hsiao Chen Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393881127
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 12th, 2022

Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
A Vogue Best Book of the Year
One of The Millions' Most Anticipated Books of 2022

A searching, sharply observed debut novel on the interconnection between work and life, loneliness and kinship, and the projects that occupy our time.


Things We Lost to the Water: A novel By Eric Nguyen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593311035
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Published: Vintage - April 26th, 2022

A captivating novel about an immigrant Vietnamese family who settles in New Orleans and struggles to remain connected to one another as their lives are inextricably reshaped. This stunning debut is "vast in scale and ambition, while luscious and inviting … in its intimacy” (The New York Times Book Review).


Fiona and Jane By Jean Chen Ho Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593296042
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Published: Viking - January 4th, 2022

A TIME, NPR, VOGUE, OPRAH DAILY, AND VULTURE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR (SO FAR)

One of TIME’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2022

“Ho's debut work is the perfect modern example of great American fiction. . . . You will love it.” —Jake Tapper


Afterparties: Stories By Anthony Veasna So Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063049895
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Published: Ecco - June 7th, 2022

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE’S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK 

WINNER OF THE FERRO-GRUMLEY AWARD FOR LGBTQ FICTION


Build Your House Around My Body: A Novel By Violet Kupersmith Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812983487
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 5th, 2022

Part puzzle, part revenge tale, part ghost story, this ingenious novel spins half a century of Vietnamese history and folklore into “a thrilling read, acrobatic and filled with verve” (The New York Times Editors’ Choice).
 


The Tensorate Series: (The Black Tides of Heaven, The Red Threads of Fortune, The Descent of Monsters, The Ascent to Godhood) By Neon Yang Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250807540
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Published: Tordotcom - September 21st, 2021

The Tensorate Series, which has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Locus, and Lambda Literary Awards, is an incomparable treasure of modern epic fantasy.


The Trees Witness Everything By Victoria Chang Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556596322
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 26th, 2022

A lover of strict form, best-selling poet Victoria Chang turns to compact Japanese waka, powerfully innovating on tradition while continuing her pursuit of one of life's hardest questions: how to let go.


Peach State: Poems (Pitt Poetry Series) By Adrienne Su Cover Image
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - March 23rd, 2021

Finalist, 2022 Patterson Poetry Prize

Peach State has its origins in Atlanta, Georgia, the author’s hometown and an emblematic city of the New South, a name that reflects the American region’s invigoration in recent decades by immigration and a spirit of reinvention.


All the Flowers Kneeling (Penguin Poets) By Paul Tran Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143136842
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Published: Penguin Books - February 15th, 2022

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Pick 
Named a Best Book of 2022 by The New Yorker 

“Paul Tran’s debut collection of poems is indelible, this remarkable voice transforming itself as you read, eventually transforming you.” —Alexander Chee, author of How to Write an Autobiographical Novel


Hybrida: Poems By Tina Chang Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393358414
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 27th, 2020

“One of the most important books of poetry to come along in years.” —Craig Morgan Teicher, NPR


The Empress of Salt and Fortune (The Singing Hills Cycle #1) By Nghi Vo Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250750303
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Published: Tordotcom - March 24th, 2020

Winner of the 2020 Crawford Award!
Winner of the 2021 Hugo Award!
A Hugo Award-Winning Series!

A 2021 Locus Award Finalist
A 2021 Ignyte Award Finalist
A Goodreads Choice Award Finalist


Arsenic and Adobo (A Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery #1) By Mia P. Manansala Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593201671
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Published: Berkley - May 4th, 2021

A RUSA Award-winning novel!

The first book in a new culinary cozy series full of sharp humor and delectable dishes—one that might just be killer....


Sharks in the Time of Saviors: A Novel By Kawai Strong Washburn Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250787316
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Published: Picador - March 2nd, 2021

WINNER OF THE 2020 PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD FOR DEBUT NOVEL.


Your House Will Pay: A Novel By Steph Cha Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062868848
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Published: Ecco - July 28th, 2020

WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE

“[A] suspense-filled page-turner.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Sympathizer


Searching for Sylvie Lee: A Novel By Jean Kwok Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062834324
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 8th, 2020

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!

A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick & Emma Roberts Belletrist Book Club Pick!


Angel & Hannah: A Novel in Verse By Ishle Yi Park Cover Image
$18.00
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ISBN: 9780593134320
Published: One World - May 11th, 2021

The sweeping, unforgettable story of an interracial couple in 1990s New York City who are determined to protect their love against all odds—a reimagining of Romeo and Juliet

“Triumphant . . . sensuous, tender, and faceted like cut glass.”—Cathy Park Hong, award-winning author of Minor Feelings


The Vegetarian: A Novel By Han Kang Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101906118
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Published: Hogarth - August 23rd, 2016

WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE • “[Han] Kang viscerally explores the limits of what a human brain and body can endure, and the strange beauty that can be found in even the most extreme forms of renunciation.”—Entertainment Weekly


I Hotel By Karen Tei Yamashita, Jessica Hagedorn (Introduction by), Karen Tei Yamashita (Preface by) Cover Image
By Karen Tei Yamashita, Jessica Hagedorn (Introduction by), Karen Tei Yamashita (Preface by)
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ISBN: 9781566895453
Published: Coffee House Press - October 8th, 2019

Dazzling and ambitious, this multivoiced fusion of prose, playwriting, graphic art, and philosophy spins an epic tale of America's struggle for civil rights as it played out in San Francisco near the end of the 1960s.


Land Of Big Numbers: Stories By Te-Ping Chen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358272557
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Published: Mariner Books - February 2nd, 2021

A Best Book of the Year: Barack Obama · NPR · The Washington Post · The Philadelphia Inquirer · Esquire · Kirkus Reviews · Chicago Public Library · Electric Literature

Malala Yousafzai’s Fearless Book Club Pick for Literati 


America Is Not the Heart: A Novel By Elaine Castillo Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735222427
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Published: Penguin Books - April 2nd, 2019

Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, Real Simple, Lit Hub, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Post, Kirkus Reviews, and The New York Public Library


Severance: A Novel By Ling Ma Cover Image
By Ling Ma
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250214997
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Published: Picador - May 7th, 2019

Maybe it’s the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma’s offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance.

"A stunning, audacious book with a fresh take on both office politics and what the apocalypse might bring." Michael Schaub, NPR.org


The Palace of Illusions: A Novel By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781400096206
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Published: Anchor - February 10th, 2009

Taking us back to a time that is half history, half myth and wholly magical, bestselling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni gives voice to Panchaali, the fire-born heroine of the Mahabharata, as she weaves a vibrant retelling of an ancient epic saga.


How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel By C Pam Zhang Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525537212
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 6th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES  NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF 2020 

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE 2020 CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE


The Necessary Hunger By Nina Revoyr Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781617756696
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Published: Akashic Books - March 5th, 2019

A Stevo's Book Reviews on the Internet Best of the Bunch Fiction Pick


On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel By Ocean Vuong Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525562047
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 2021

An instant New York Times Bestseller! 

Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel Award

Shortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 

Winner of the 2019 New England Book Award for Fiction! 


Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) By Min Jin Lee Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781455563920
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

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).


Notes of a Crocodile (NYRB Classics) By Qiu Miaojin, Bonnie Huie (Translated by) Cover Image
By Qiu Miaojin, Bonnie Huie (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781681370767
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Published: NYRB Classics - May 2nd, 2017

WINNER OF THE 2018 LUCIEN STRYK ASIAN TRANSLATION PRIZE



The English-language premiere of Qiu Miaojin's coming-of-age novel about queer teenagers in Taiwan, a cult classic in China and winner of the 1995 China Times Literature Award.

An NYRB Classics Original


For Today I Am A Boy By Kim Fu Cover Image
By Kim Fu
$15.99
ISBN: 9780544538528
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Published: Mariner Books - March 10th, 2015

The debut novel of Kim Fu—the PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author of Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century—about four second-generation Chinese sisters…one of whom happens to be a boy.


The Secrets Between Us: A Novel By Thrity Umrigar Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062442215
Published: Harper Perennial - June 25th, 2019

More than a decade since her bestselling novel, The Space Between Us, Thrity Umrigar continues Bhima’s unforgettable story in this stunning sequel.


The Island of Sea Women: A Novel By Lisa See Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501154867
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Published: Scribner - March 10th, 2020

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“A mesmerizing new historical novel” (O, The Oprah Magazine) from Lisa See, the bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and devastating family secrets on a small Korean island.

Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends who c


The Joy Luck Club: A Novel By Amy Tan Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143038092
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Published: Penguin Books - September 21st, 2006

The Joy Luck Club is one of my favorite books. From the moment I first started reading it, I knew it was going to be incredible. For me, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime reading experiences that you cherish forever. It inspired me as a writer and still remains hugely inspirational.” —Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians


Unmarriageable: A Novel By Soniah Kamal Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525486480
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 4th, 2020

“This inventive retelling of Pride and Prejudice charms.”—People
 
“A fun, page-turning romp and a thought-provoking look at the class-obsessed strata of Pakistani society.”—NPR


Everything I Never Told You: A Novel By Celeste Ng Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143127550
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Published: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2015

The acclaimed debut novel by the author of Little Fires Everywhere and Our Missing Hearts

“A taut tale of ever deepening and quickening suspense.” —O, the Oprah Magazine

Explosive . . . Both a propulsive mystery and a profound examination of a mixed-race family.” —Entertainment Weekly


The God of Small Things: A Novel By Arundhati Roy Cover Image
$18.00
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - December 16th, 2008

WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An affluent Indian family is forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness


My Year of Meats: A Novel By Ruth Ozeki Cover Image
$18.00
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Published: Penguin Books - March 1st, 1999

A cross-cultural tale of two women brought together by the intersections of television and industrial agriculture, fertility and motherhood, life and love—the breakout hit by the celebrated author of A Tale for the Time Being and The Book of Form and Emptiness


The Mountains Sing By Que Mai Phan Nguyen Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781643751351
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 16th, 2021

The International Bestseller
New York Times Editors’ Choice Selection
Winner of the 2020 Lannan Literary Awards Fellowship

"[An] absorbing, stirring novel . . .


Miracle Creek: A Novel By Angie Kim Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250251305
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Published: Picador - April 7th, 2020

WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL

The “gripping… page-turner” (Time) hitting all the best of summer reading lists, Miracle Creek is perfect for book clubs and fans of Liane Moriarty and Celeste Ng


How far will you go to protect your family? Will you keep their secrets? Ignore their lies?


If I Had Your Face: A Novel By Frances Cha Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593129487
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 13th, 2021

A riveting debut novel set in contemporary Seoul, Korea, about four young women making their way in a world defined by impossible standards of beauty, after-hours room salons catering to wealthy men, ruthless social hierarchies, and K-pop mania
 


Marriage of a Thousand Lies By SJ Sindu Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616959470
Published: Soho Press - July 10th, 2018

“What a gorgeous, heartbreaking novel.”—Roxane Gay

A necessary and exciting addition to both the Sri Lankan-American and LGBTQ canons, SJ Sindu's debut novel offers a moving and sharply rendered​ exploration of friendship, family, love, and loss. 


Breasts and Eggs By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator) Cover Image
By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609456702
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Published: Europa Editions - March 23rd, 2021

A BEST BOOK OF 2020
TIME MagazineThe AtlanticBook RiotElectric LiteratureThe New York Times (Notable Book of the Year)

The story of three women by a writer hailed by Haruki Murakami as Japan's most important contemporary novelist, WINNER OF THE AKUTAGAWA PRIZE.


Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982: A Novel By Cho Nam-Joo, Jamie Chang (Translated by) Cover Image
By Cho Nam-Joo, Jamie Chang (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781631498671
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Published: Liveright - March 2nd, 2021

A New York Times Editors Choice Selection

A global sensation, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 “has become...a touchstone for a conversation around feminism and gender” (Sarah Shin, Guardian).


Some Are Always Hungry (The Raz/Shumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry) By Jihyun Yun Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781496222183
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - September 1st, 2020

Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, Some Are Always Hungry chronicles a family’s wartime survival, immigration, and heirloom trauma through the lens of food, or the lack thereof.


My Baby First Birthday By Jenny Zhang Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793811
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Published: Tin House Books - May 12th, 2020

A New York Public Library Best Book of 2020

A Best Read of 2020 at Ms. Magazine

"To read Jenny Zhang is to embrace primal states: pleasure, hunger, longing and rage." —TIME


Soft Science By Franny Choi Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781938584992
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Published: Alice James Books - April 2nd, 2019

Paris Review Staff Pick

A Book Riot Must-Read Poetry Collection


The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us from the Void By Jackie Wang Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643620367
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Published: Nightboat Books - February 2nd, 2021

2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR POETRY

2022 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARDS FINALIST

Jackie Wang's magnetic and spellbinding debut collection of poetry that attempts to speak in the language of dreams.


Obit By Victoria Chang Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556595745
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 7th, 2020

The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020

Time Magazine's 100 Must-Read Books of 2020

NPR's Best Books of 2020

National Book Award in Poetry, Longlist

Frank Sanchez Book Award


Cleave By Nobile Cover Image
By Nobile
$16.00
ISBN: 9781938235757
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Published: Hub City Press - April 6th, 2021

In her debut collection, Tiana Nobile grapples with the history of transnational adoption, both her own from South Korea and the broader, collective experience.


Arrow By Sumita Chakraborty Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781948579117
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Published: Alice James Books - September 8th, 2020

Contemplative poems write a contentious love letter to a flawed world.


"In poems that focus on gender and race-based violence, environmental destruction, and grief, Chakraborty investigates the unknown, unexpected, and unexplained." --Publishers Weekly


When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (A. Poulin) By Chen Chen, Jericho Brown (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Chen Chen, Jericho Brown (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781942683339
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Published: BOA Editions - April 11th, 2017

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY

WINNER OF THE THOM GUNN AWARD FOR GAY POETRY

WINNER OF THE GLCA NEW WRITERS AWARD

WINNER OF THE A. POULIN, JR. POETRY PRIZE


Night Sky with Exit Wounds By Ocean Vuong Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781556594953
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 5th, 2016

One of the most celebrated poetry books of the year:


Ban En Banlieue By Bhanu Kapil Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781937658243
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Published: Nightboat Books - January 15th, 2015

An evocative exploration of body and politics by one of our most exciting innovative writers. Bhanu Kapil's Ban en Banlieue follows a brown (black) girl as she walks home from school in the first moments of a riot. An April night in London, in 1979, is the axis of this startling work of overlapping arcs and varying approaches.


If They Come for Us: Poems By Fatimah Asghar Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525509783
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Published: One World - August 7th, 2018

“A debut poetry collection showcasing both a fierce and tender new voice.”—Booklist
“Elegant and playful . . . The poet invents new forms and updates classic ones.”—Elle


Letters to a Young Brown Girl (American Poets Continuum #182) By Barbara Jane Reyes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781950774173
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Published: BOA Editions - September 22nd, 2020

Barbara Jane Reyes answers the questions of Filipino American girls and young women of color with bold affirmations of hard-won empathy, fierce intelligence, and a fine-tuned B.S. detector.