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SHELF: NWAW’s September must-reads

SHELF: NWAW’s September must-reads

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Hot, Hot Roti for Dadda-ji” Written by F. Zia, Illustrated by Ken Min Lee & Low Books, 2011 Whenever Aneel’s grandparents visit, they tell him stories about their lives growing up in an Indian village. During one particular visit, Aneel’s grandfather, Dadda-ji, tells him that when he was a […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 30 No 40 | 10/1-10/70 Comments

SHELF: NWAW’s August must-reads, strangers brought together by unusual circumstances

SHELF: NWAW’s August must-reads, strangers brought together by unusual circumstances

On a weekday afternoon, a major earthquake hits an unnamed American city, trapping nine individuals in the Indian consulate’s visa office located in the basement of the building …

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Posted in On the Shelf, Reviews, Vol 30 No 35 | 8/27-9/21 Comment

Fantasy and sci-fi, oh my! — NWAW’s July book recommendations

Fantasy and sci-fi, oh my! — NWAW’s July book recommendations

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Tiger’s Quest” By Colleen Houck Splinter, 2011 In this second installment of Houck’s “Tiger Saga,” Kelsey Hayes has returned to Oregon after her extraordinary adventures in India. As she tries to adjust to a normal life free of the dangers of immortal sea monkeys and 300-year-old curses, Kelsey also […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 30 No 30 | 7/23-7/291 Comment

NWAW’s June must-reads — This month’s theme: arranged marriages

NWAW’s June must-reads — This month’s theme: arranged marriages

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Bone Worship” By Elizabeth Eslami Pegasus Books LLC, 2010 After four years of hard work and no play, Jasmine Fahroodhi has failed out of college. Her classmates are getting ready to begin the rest of their lives, but Jasmine has moved from Chicago back to Arrowhead, Ga. And to […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 30 No 26 | 6/25-7/10 Comments

NWAW’S must-reads: stories about heritage and culture

NWAW’S must-reads: stories about heritage and culture

Her sister Regina is going away to college, leaving Lucy with a room to herself. After practicing all summer, she’s ready to show her coach her skills on the basketball court.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 30 No 20 | 5/14-5/200 Comments

NWAW’s April must-reads: laughs in honor of moms

NWAW’s April must-reads: laughs in honor of moms

For Asian Americans, the term “fob” is not new. If anything, it’s commonly used to refer to those moments we have that lean more toward

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 30 No 17 | 4/23-4/290 Comments

Memoirs, NWAW’s March must-reads

Memoirs, NWAW’s March must-reads

In this collection of essays, actress and TV personality Olivia Munn offers stories from her life, growing up half Chinese and half white. She also shares stories

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/10 Comments

NWAW’S February must-reads

NWAW’S February must-reads

She’s not your average rabbit. For one, her ears are extra, extra long. She is overly curious about the world beyond her immediate surroundings.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 30 No 9 | 2/26-3/40 Comments

NWAW’s January must-reads

NWAW’s January must-reads

Although this is the fourth Haruhi Suzumiya installment, this particular plot does not feature the title character as much as in previous stories.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 30 No 3 | 1/15-1/210 Comments

NWAW’s December must-reads

NWAW’s December must-reads

“Buddha’s Orphans” is a love story between Raja, an orphan boy whose mother drowned herself when he was a baby, and Nilu, a girl born into privilege.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Reviews, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/240 Comments

NWAW’s November must-reads

NWAW’s November must-reads

This third installment of the Haruhi series is a collection of four short stories chronicling our beloved SOS Brigade members and their efforts

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 29 No 48 | 11/27-12/31 Comment

NWAW’s must reads: Page-turners about an overachiever, a Washington apple, and a North Korean spy

NWAW’s must reads: Page-turners about an overachiever, a Washington apple, and a North Korean spy

She’s a Korean American, a high school senior, a three-time concertmaster violinist for the Connecticut All-State Orchestra, a non-2300 Club Member

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 29 No 44 | 10/30-11/50 Comments

NWAW’s October must-reads

NWAW’s October must-reads

As a direct descendent of Korean royalty and a member of the country’s aristocracy, Judith Lee is used to the finer things in life. As a result, the 26-year-old is

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 29 No 41 | 10/9-10/151 Comment

NWAW’s August must-reads

NWAW’s August must-reads

As the founder and managing director of Most Private Investigators Ltd. in Delhi, Vish Puri makes a living by screening and investigating prospective marriage partners.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 29 No 35 | 8/28 - 9/30 Comments

NWAW’s July must-reads: Cool summer reads for young adults

NWAW’s July must-reads: Cool summer reads for young adults

Most children take their education for granted and would rather be anywhere but at school.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 29 No 30 | 7/24-7/300 Comments

NWAW’s June must-reads

NWAW’s June must-reads

Although everyone asks these questions from time to time, not many people truly think about them and contemplate the answers.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/22 Comments

NWAW’s June must-reads

NWAW’s June must-reads

As the second oldest of four sisters at age 31, Kat Fallon can’t help but feel a little jealous of her younger sister Merilee’s upcoming nuptials.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 29 No 23 | 6/5-6/111 Comment

NWAW’s May must-reads

NWAW’s May must-reads

In every child’s life, there is a time when they feel unwanted. Whether they’re in deep trouble or a new baby has joined the family, these feelings of not being wanted usually pass quickly.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 29 No 18 | 5/1-5/70 Comments

NWAW’s March book recommendations

NWAW’s March book recommendations

In “Gladiator,” Dan Clark — also known as Nitro of the original “American Gladiators” — gives readers a firsthand account of what ’roid rage is. He opens up about his life and his 20-year battle with steroid addiction.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/260 Comments

NWAW’s February book recommendations

NWAW’s February book recommendations

From the outside, New York’s Chinatown may appear to be a united community filled with not just Chinese — both immigrants and American-born residents — but an array of individuals with many different backgrounds.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/50 Comments

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