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All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir

NICOLE CHUNG · Catapult
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection
An Official Junior Library Guild Selection
An ABA Indies Introduce Selection

"This book moved me to my very core. As in all her writing, Nicole Chung speaks eloquently and honestly about her own personal story,...
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Soft Science

Franny Choi · Alice James Books
Pages: 100
Format: Paperback

Soft Science explores queer, Asian American femininity. A series of Turing Test-inspired poems grounds its exploration of questions not just of identity, but of consciousness -- how to be tender and feeling and still survive a violent world filled with artificial intelligence and automation....
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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir

Michelle Zauner · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with...
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Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir

T Kira Madden · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"Frank and funny and powerful and surprising. An utterly gorgeous debut."-Lauren Groff

One of the most anticipated books of 2019--Electric Literature, Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, The Millions, Hyphen, Lit Hub, Nylon, The AV Club,...

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Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

Cathy Park Hong · One World
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged exploration of the psychological condition of being Asian American, by an award-winning poet and essayist

How do we speak honestly about the Asian American condition--if such a thing exists?

Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong fearlessly...
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Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life

Ali Wong · Random House
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Ali Wong's heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters (the two she put to work while they were still in utero) cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession,...
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Speak, Okinawa: A Memoir

Elizabeth Miki Brina
Format: Hardcover

Elizabeth's mother was working as a nightclub hostess on U.S.-occupied Okinawa when she met the American soldier who would become her husband. The language barrier and power imbalance that defined their early relationship followed them to the predominantly white, upstate New York suburb...
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Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

Mira Jacob · One World
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A bold, wry, and intimate graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families, and the realities that divide us, from the acclaimed author of The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing.

"By turns hilarious and heart-rending, it's exactly the book America needs at this...
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They Called Us Enemy

George Takei · Top Shelf Productions
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

New York Times Bestseller!

A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale...
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Eat a Peach: A Memoir

David Chang · Clarkson Potter
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The chef behind Momofuku and star of Netflix's Ugly Delicious gets uncomfortably real in his debut memoir. As a young, unspectacular cook, David Chang opened a noodle restaurant in Manhattan's East Village that should not have survived its first, misbegotten year. But, through...
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Obit

Victoria Chang · Copper Canyon Press
Pages: 120
Format: Paperback

After her mother died, poet Victoria Chang refused to write elegies. Rather, she distilled her grief during a feverish two weeks by writing scores of poetic obituaries for all she lost in the world. In Obit, Chang writes of "the way memory gets up after someone has died and starts...
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The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir

E. J. Koh · Tin House Books
Pages: 203
Format: Hardcover

A tale of deep bonds to family, place, language -- of hard-won selfhood told by a singular, incandescent voice.

After living in America for over a decade, Eun Ji's parents return to Korea for work, leaving fifteen-year-old Eun Ji and her brother behind in the family's new California...

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Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter's Story

Mazie K. Hirono · Viking
Format: Hardcover

Mazie Hirono is one of the most fiercely outspoken Democrats in Congress, but her journey to the U.S. Senate was far from likely. Raised poor on her family's rice farm in rural Japan, Hirono was seven years old when her mother left her abusive husband and sailed with her two elder children...
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Fairest: A Memoir

Meredith Talusan · Viking
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A singular, beautifully written coming-of-age memoir of a Filipino boy with albinism whose story travels from an immigrant childhood to Harvard to a gender transition and illuminates the illusions of race, disability, and genderFairest is a memoir about a precocious boy with albinism, a "sun...
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My Baby First Birthday

Jenny Zhang · Tin House Books
Pages: 186
Format: Paperback

"To read Jenny Zhang is to embrace primal states: pleasure, hunger, longing and rage." -- TIME Radiant and tender, My Baby First Birthday is a collection that examines innocence, asking us who gets to be loved and who has to deplete themselves just to survive. Jenny Zhang writes...
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Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen

JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS · Dey Street Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"This riveting, courageous memoir ought to be mandatory reading for every American." - Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The New Jim Crow

"l cried reading this book, realizing more fully what my parents endured."...

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Family in Six Tones: A Refugee Mother, an American Daughter

Lan Cao · Viking
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A dual first-person memoir by the acclaimed Vietnamese-American novelist and her thoroughly American teenage daughterAfter more than forty years in the United States, Lan Cao still feels tentative about her place in her adoptive country, one which she came to as a thirteen-year old refugee....
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The Groom Will Keep His Name

Matt Ortile · Bold Type Books
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

A riotous collection of "witty and captivating" (Bitch Magazine) essays by a gay Filipino immigrant in America learning that everything is about sex--and sex is about powerWhen Matt Ortile moved from Manila to Las Vegas, the locals couldn't pronounce his name. Harassed...
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Sigh, Gone: A Misfit's Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In

Phuc Tran · Flatiron Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

For anyone who has ever felt like they don't belong, Sigh, Gone shares an irreverent, funny, and moving tale of displacement and assimilation woven together with poignant themes from beloved works of classic literature. In 1975, during the fall of Saigon, Phuc Tran immigrates to America...
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Missed Translations: Meeting the Immigrant Parents Who Raised Me

Sopan Deb · Dey Street Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A bittersweet and humorous memoir of family - of the silence and ignorance that separate us, and the blood and stories that connect us - from an award-winning New York Times writer and comedian.Approaching his 30th birthday, Sopan Deb had found comfort in his day job as a writer for the New York...
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Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II

Daniel James Brown · Viking
Format: Hardcover

They came from across the continent and Hawaii. Their parents taught them to embrace both their Japanese heritage and the ways of their American homeland. They faced bigotry, yet they believed in their bright futures as American citizens. But within days of Pearl Harbor, the FBI was ransacking...
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Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

Gordon H. Chang · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking, breathtaking history of the Chinese workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad, helping to forge modern America only to disappear into the shadows of history until now.

From across the sea, they came by the thousands, escaping war and poverty in southern China...
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The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After

Julie Yip-Williams · Random House
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

As a young mother facing a terminal diagnosis, Julie Yip-Williams began to write her story, a story like no other. What began as the chronicle of an imminent and early death became something much more - a powerful exhortation to the living.

That Julie Yip-Williams survived infancy...
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Know My Name

Emily Doe · Viking
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The riveting, powerful memoir of the woman whose letter to Brock Turner gave voice to millions of survivors
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The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

Thi Bui · Abrams ComicArts
Pages: 327
Format: Hardcover

National bestseller
ABA Indies Introduce Winter / Spring 2017 Selection
Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2017 Selection

An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family's journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui.

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The Grave on the Wall

Brandon Shimoda · City Lights Publishers
Pages: 186
Format: Paperback

Award-winning poet Brandon Shimoda has crafted a lyrical portrait of his paternal grandfather, Midori Shimoda, whose life - child migrant, talented photographer, suspected enemy alien and spy, desert wanderer, American citizen - mirrors the arc of Japanese America in the twentieth century....
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Bodega: Poems

Su Hwang · Milkweed Editions
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback

Against the backdrop of the war on drugs and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, a Korean girl comes of age in her parents' bodega in the Queensbridge projects, offering a singular perspective on our nation of immigrants and the tensions pulsing in the margins where they live and work. In Su Hwang's...
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What We Carry: A Memoir

Maya Shanbhag Lang · The Dial Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"Profoundly moving" - Will Schwalbe, author of The End of Your Life Book Club "A gorgeous memoir about mothers, daughters, and the tenacity of the love that grows between what is said and what is left unspoken." - Mira Jacob, author of Good Talk In caring for her aging...
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If They Come for Us: Poems

FATIMAH ASGHAR · One World
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

"A debut poetry collection showcasing both a fierce and tender new voice." - BOOKLIST
"Elegant and playful . . . The poet invents new forms and updates classic ones." - Elle
"[Fatimah] Asghar interrogates divisions along lines of nationality,...
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Sight Lines

Arthur Sze · Copper Canyon Press
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback

From the current phenomenon of drawing calligraphy with water in public parks in China to Thomas Jefferson laying out dinosaur bones on the White House floor, from the last sighting of the axolotl to a man who stops building plutonium triggers, Sight Lines moves through space and time and brings...
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Hybrida: Poems

Tina Chang · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

A stirring and confident examination of mixed-race identity, violence, and history skillfully rendered through the lens of motherhood.In this timely, assured collection, Tina Chang confronts the complexities of raising a mixed-race child during an era of political upheaval in the United...
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From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement

Paula Yoo · Norton Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

A compelling account of the killing of Vincent Chin, the verdicts that took the Asian American community to the streets in protest, and the groundbreaking civil rights trial that followed. America in 1982. Japanese car companies are on the rise and believed to be putting American autoworkers...
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Home Body

Rupi Kaur
Format: Paperback

rupi kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body, she walks readers through a reflective and intimate journey visiting the past, the present, and the potential of the self. home body is a collection of raw, honest conversations with oneself - reminding readers to fill up on love,...
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