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  1. Do not say we have nothing by 

    4 stars

    "In a single year, my father left us twice. The first time, to end his marriage, and the second, when …

  2. Edinburgh by 

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    Twelve-year-old Fee is a shy Korean American boy and a newly named section leader of the first sopranos in his …

  3. Bestiary by 

    5 stars

    Three generations of Taiwanese American women are haunted by the myths of their homeland in this spellbinding, visceral debut about …

  4. My Year of Meats by 

    4 stars

    My Year of Meats is the 1998 debut novel by Ruth Ozeki. The book takes advantage of the differences between …

  5. Interior Chinatown by ,

    4 stars

    2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    One of the funniest books of the year. . . . …

  6. The Kite Runner by 

    4 stars

    “It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course …

  7. The Joy Luck Club by 

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    In 1949, four Chinese women--drawn together by the shadow of their past--begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, …

  8. Palms Up by 

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    Her days and nights were filled with inspiring concerts, glamorous photo shoots and red-carpet events. Los Angeles was her life, …

  9. No-No Boy by 

    4 stars

    A Japanese-American decides not to serve in the war. The book unfolds the societal and familial consequences he faces for …

  10. America Is in the Heart by 

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    "First published in 1946, this autobiography of the well-known Filipino poet describes his boyhood in the Philippines, his voyage to …

  11. Dear Canada: An Ocean Apart: The Gold Mountain Diary of Chin Mei-Ling by 

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    Mei-ling lives with her father in Vancouver, but her mother and baby brother are still in China. Mei-ling works after …

  12. She of the Mountains by 

    5 stars

    She of the Mountains is an illustrated novel by Vivek Shraya, the author of the Lambda Literary Award finalist God …

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