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Stories about LOVE — NWAW’s February must-reads

Stories about LOVE — NWAW’s February must-reads

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Cinder” By Marissa Meyer Feiwel and Friends, 2012 At 16, Cinder is the best mechanic in New Beijing. From androids to hovers, there is nothing she can’t fix. Her talents may be revered throughout the Eastern Commonwealth, but Cinder is also considered a technological mistake because she is a […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 31 No 9 | 2/25-3/22 Comments

Short stories about APIs — NWAW’s monthly must-reads

Short stories about APIs — NWAW’s monthly must-reads

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “The Wavering of Haruhi Suzumiya” By Nagaru Tanigawa Little, Brown and Company, 2011 In this latest installment of the Haruhi Suzumiya series, we join Haruhi, Kyon, and the rest of the S.O.S. Brigade (“Save the World By Overloading It With Fun Harhui Suzumiya”) in a new set of misadventures. […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 31 No 7 | 2/11-2/171 Comment

Author Ron Chew tells often forgotten story of murdered Filipino cannery workers

Author Ron Chew tells often forgotten story of murdered Filipino cannery workers

For Northwest Asian Weekly Ron Chew, executive director of the International Community Health Services Foundation, said his recently completed book on Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, two young cannery union officials murdered in 1981, is the most difficult piece of writing he’s ever done. “It took me 30 years to arrive in an emotional space […]

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Posted in Features, On the Shelf, Profiles, Vol 31 No 6 | 2/4-2/100 Comments

Stories about artists — NWAW’s monthly must-reads

Stories about artists — NWAW’s monthly must-reads

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Drawing from Memory” By Allen Say Scholastic Press, 2011 From the time he was a young boy growing up in Japan, Allen Say knew he wanted to be a cartoonist. Inspired by comic books, he drew what he saw, what he imagined, and what he copied from his beloved […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 31 No 2 | 1/7-1/132 Comments

Old ways meet new, perserving culture — NWAW’s November must-reads

Old ways meet new, perserving culture — NWAW’s November must-reads

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “How to Be an American Housewife” By Margaret Dilloway Berkley Books, 2010 Growing up, Shoko was very close with her brother Taro. But when she got older and decided to marry an American GI and leave Japan after the end of World War II, Taro was not happy about […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 30 No 48 | 11/26-12/20 Comments

Stories about Asians who are gay — NWAW’s October must-reads

Stories about Asians who are gay — NWAW’s October must-reads

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Leche” By R. Zamora Linmark Coffee House Press, 2011 After 13 years of living in the United States, Vicente De Los Reyes is returning home. Born in the Philippines, Vicente, or Vince, came to Hawaii when he was only 10 years old. He returns after winning a contest and […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 30 No 44 | 10/29-11/40 Comments

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

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