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New Titles at the Asian Pacific Resource Center - 2017

A few favorite books from the Asian Pacific Resource Center.

List created by the Linda Fernandes, Asian Pacific Resource Center Librarian (April 2017).

Find more reading suggestions at Books & More.

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Eating in Korean America: Gastronomic Ethnography of Authenticity

Korean food has gone global. How is Korean food in Seoul different from Korean food in Iowa City, LA, Hawaii, or Baltimore? What happens when a nation's gastronomy travels beyond its borders?

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Night Sky with Exit Wounds

Ocean Vuong is an American poet born in Saigon. Night Sky with Exit Wounds, was the winner of a 2016 Whiting Award, the New York Times ten best books of 2016 and numerous other awards.

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A Village in the Fields

Patty Entrado's debut novel. Fausto Empleo, a retired farmworker --the last of the first wave of Filipino immigrants to come to the United States -- looks back on his life of struggle and sacrifice. Shortlisted for the 2016 Saroyan Prize for fiction.

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The Sympathizer

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. A spy novel set around the war in Vietnam with a spy who sympathizes with the suffering in both the South and the North.

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Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties

Ishizuka brings together stories by Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino Americans-- over 120 people -- who were involved with the Asian American Civil Rights movement of the 1950's, 60's and 70's.

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The Natives are Restless: A San Francisco Dance Master Takes Hula into the Twenty-First Century

The history of Hawaiian Hula and the story of the San Francisco based Na Lei Hulu under the direction of dance master Patrick Makuakane.

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Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing

Comedy, tragedy, and family drama come together in this debut novel by Mira Jacob about an immigrant family from India living in New Mexico.