Category: Asian American Novels


Novelist Ha Jin

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Author Min Jin Lee in New York

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Latest American Fiction Articles by Carmen Sterba

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Latest American Fiction Articles by Carmen Sterba

 

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Latest American Fiction Articles by Carmen Sterba

In Chang-rae Lee‘s novel, The Surrendered, his main characters, Joy, Hector and Sylvie have connections to both America and Korea. Lee has a way of juxtaposing the main threads of each of his novels into two parts: the unknown suffering of war and the known tasks of daily life. In this novel, Joy and Hector travel to Solferino, Italy where a historical battle took place. Surprisingly, this change of battlegrounds presents a chance for them to make peace with their past.

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The narrators in Julie Otsuka’s novel, The Buddha in the Attic  are a collective chorus of the Japanese “Picture Brides.”

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New York Times Bestseller Lisa See‘s Shanghai Girls is an epic tale of two sisters in China and Los Angeles Chinatown.

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Chang-rae Lee photo from the Princeton Alumni Weekly

Novelist Chang-rae Lee’s Native Speaker is an award-winning psychological novel. The novel is written with the viewpoint of a second generation Korean American living in the New York suburbs. This novel is highly recommended. Other novels by Lee are The Gesture Life, Aloft and Surrendered.

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The Calligrapher's Daughter

Book Review: “The Calligrapher’s Daughter” by Eugenia Kim

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