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Joan Is Okay: A Novel By Weike Wang Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525563952
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 7th, 2023

The protagonist, an Asian-American woman and a doctor, weaves medical and scientific language into this story about family heartache, the immigrant experience, and the cost of success in America - how it severs the body, amputates the family, and intrudes on the mind and memory. As Joan herself says, "if I could hold success in my hand, it would be a beating heart." The prose is sharp, precise, full of puns and double meaning, and plays on the translation of words between languages in order to brilliantly capture the feeling of being Other in America.



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Saffron Ice Cream By Rashin Kheiriyeh, Rashin Kheiriyeh (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338150520
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 29th, 2018

The art is so colorful and vibrant as is the delightful story. Immigrants and children of immigrants will relate while others will enjoy the heart-warming themes. Overall a great choice for everyone!


Review by Lily