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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

NWAW’s January must-reads

NWAW’s January must-reads

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Train Man” By Hitori Nakano Del Ray Books, 2004 What would you do if you came across a cute girl (or guy) and had the opportunity to see them again, but didn’t know how to make it happen? Most people would turn to their friends, but in the case […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 29 No 2 | 1/9-1/151 Comment

NWAW’s December must-reads

NWAW’s December must-reads

In this sequel to “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya,” Kyon and the rest of the brigade (whose name stands for Save the World by Overloading it with Fun Haruhi Suzumiya) members go along with Haruhi as she takes on the task of making a movie for their school’s cultural festival.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

NWAW’s October book recommendations

NWAW’s October book recommendations

All her life, Rie has heard these words. But as the sole heir to the House of Omura, one of the most respected families of sake brewers in Kobe, Japan, she knows she must learn as much as possible about the trade in order to carry on the tradition.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 28 No 44 | 10/24-300 Comments

NWAW’s monthly must-reads

NWAW’s monthly must-reads

A girl learns book-smarts isn’t everything, a boy learns basketball isn’t everything, and a dragon and goldfish befriend a girl

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 28 No 41 | 10/3-10/91 Comment

August book recs: cultural tales for kids

August book recs: cultural tales for kids

“Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story”
Written by Paula Woo, illustrated by Lin Wang
Lee & Low Books, June 2009

Being Asian American in the early days of show business was not easy.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, On the Shelf, Vol 28 No 34 | 8/15 - 8/210 Comments

July book recommendations

July book recommendations

“Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes”
By Eleanor Coerr
Dell Publishing, 1977

I remember this book from my childhood, but I have never read it.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, On the Shelf, Reviews, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

NWAW’s June must-reads

NWAW’s June must-reads

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” By Nagaru Tanigawa, published by Little, Brown and Company, April 2009 Almost every kid has moments where he or she wishes that life was a little less ordinary and a little more exciting.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, On the Shelf, Reviews, Vol 28 No 24 | 6/6 - 6/120 Comments

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