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Indivisible : An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry

Indivisible brings together forty-nine American poets who have roots in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Some of the poets represented include, Meena Alexander, Agha Shahid Ali, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and Vijay Seshadri. Poets…

Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

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“Men without women, as much as some of it’s stories seem random and purposeless, is a wonderful analysis on the effect love has on individuals. There are many instances it shows the mental and physical consequences of love and lust. It also is a…

Obasan by Joy Kogowa

“I found it touches on really meaningful and nuanced themes, especially with repsect to second/third generation Asian-Canadian identities, advocation vs. voicelessness and Asian family dynamics.”

Exhalation by Ted Chiang

"In the epistolary "Exhalation," an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications not just for his own people, but for all of reality. And in "The Lifecycle of Software Objects," a woman cares for an artificial intelligence over…

Chemistry by Weike Wang

“It’s written by an Asian American female author (we love those) with an uncanny ability to poignantly capture the unspoken and often overlooked feelings of growing up as an Asian American in STEM (drawing from her own life!!) Her unpretentious prose…

The Symphathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

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A bemusedly yet deliberately written Vietnamese-American novel emphasizing the theme of duality through love and betrayal, Occident yet Oriental identities, and the importance or lack thereof of freedom. It gives a new perspective of what we take for…

A Single Square Picture by Katy Robinson

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A touching and personal story about a Korean adoptee in America who returns to her homeland to discover her "true" identity.

"As a Korean-American, it's been tough trying to generalize or squeeze myself into a Korean or American identity. I've…

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Kevin Kwan takes the reader into a world no one has ventured into, one laced with both privacy and opulence. Crazy Rich Asians gives us a tease into the life of the “über-rich” in East Asia, mansions, private planes and all their glory. It is told in…

Ru by Kim Thúy

Ru is an autobiographical account of a young girl’s journey to Canada from Vietnam, and the emotional rollercoaster than comes along with change.

“It goes without saying that the book is written beautifully. Thuy has way of crafting universal…

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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Everything I Never Told you is a book that highlights the importance of family and expectations. The story follows every member of the Lee family and tells the story of how each character overcomes the loss of a family member. This book integrates…
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