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In “Ghost Forest,” Absence Is as Powerful as Presence

“Ghost Forest” is a kaleidoscopic debut from Chinese Canadian writer Pik-Shuen Fung. Though the book is a novel, it often reads like a memoir in its...

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The Connection in the Cards: Asian Americans and Tarot

Are you interested in having your cards read? Practicing tarot reading is as simple as pulling a card, asking yourself what you notice, and beginning to tell a...

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Jenny Qi and Kat Chow Grapple with Mother-Loss in Debut Books, “Focal Point” and “Seeing Ghosts”

Journalist Kat Chow and poet Jenny Qi show readers how we can continue our relationships with loved ones even after their deaths...

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An Artist’s Exploration of Cultural Superstitions: Peter Chan’s “Ideals & Traditions” Series

If you grew up in an Asian family, you might have heard these words of caution: Each remaining grain of rice in your bowl represents a blemish on your future...

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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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Cooking and Community with Quincy Surasmith

Multidisciplinary artist Quincy Surasmith is bringing people together digitally through his podcast and in person through his Los Angeles-based “pop-up...

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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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