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Immigrant Songs and Unexpected Love Stories: Why You Need to Read Yoon Choi’s “Skinship”

The only context in which I used to hear the word “skinship” growing up would be when my mother stated she was uncomfortable with it. “Skinship,” after...

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“Speak, Okinawa”: A Memoir of Self and an Island’s Collective History

An East-meets-West romance: Asian woman falls for American military man. It’s a story we know well as “Miss Saigon,” “Memoirs of Geisha,” “Madame...

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“Crying in H Mart” & “My Good Son”: Two Novels that Explore Grief and Parental Love

Parents are the first ones to love us and hurt us. As children, we haven’t developed the emotional maturity yet to appreciate our parents’ good intentions....

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The Power Of Unrelenting Hope In “House Of Sticks”

Ly Tran’s debut memoir “House of Sticks” is an inspiring coming-of-age tale of a young immigrant girl rediscovering the meaning of hope in America....

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