Asian American

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Belinda's Rings

By Corinna Chong

Half-Asian teenager Grace (but she’d prefer it if you called her “Gray” instead) is not a perfect little supermom-in-the-making like her older sister Jessica, and would rather become a marine biologist than a mother—although she does understand how to take care of her ... Read more

Chorus of Mushrooms

By Hiromi Goto

Since its publication in 1994, Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms has been recognized as a true classic of Canadian literature. One of the initial entries in NeWest Press’ long-running Nunatak First Fiction Series, Hiromi Goto’s inaugural outing was recognized at the Commonwealth ... Read more

Chorus of Mushrooms: 20th Anniversary Edition

By Hiromi Goto

Since its publication in 1994, Hiromi Goto's Chorus of Mushrooms has been recognized as a true classic of Asian Canadian literature. One of the initial entries in NeWest Press' long-running Nunatak First Fiction Series, Hiromi Goto's inaugural outing was recognized at the Commonwealth ... Read more

Disappearing Moon Cafe

By SKY Lee

Disappearing Moon Cafe was a stunning debut novel that has become a Canadian literary classic. An unflinchingly honest portrait of a Chinese Canadian family that pulses with life and moral tensions, this family saga takes the reader from the wilderness in nineteenth-century British ... Read more

Dr. Bethune's Children

By Yiwei Xue
Translated by Darryl Sterk

Xue Yiwei’s life has been marked by that of the legendary Montreal surgeon Norman Bethune, who died in China in the cause of Communism. Like other Chinese of his generation – the generation that has turned China into the world power it is today – Xue Yiwei was inspired ... Read more

Dr. Bethune's Children

By Xue Yiwei, Xue Yiwei
Translated by Darryl Sterk, and Darryl Sterk

Xue Yiwei's life has been marked by that of the legendary Montreal surgeon Norman Bethune, who died in China in the cause of Communism. Like other Chinese of his generation - the generation that has turned China into the world power it is today - Xue Yiwei was inspired by Dr. ... Read more

Forbidden Purple City

By Philip Huynh

Finalist, City of Vancouver Book Award 2019

A man returns to Hoi An in his retirement to compose a poem honouring his parents. Two teenagers, ostracized in a private school, forge an unlikely bond. A son discovers the truth about his father's business ventures and his dreams ... Read more

God Loves Hair

By Vivek Shraya
Illustrated by Juliana Neufeld

A Quill and Quire and Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Book of the Year

A poignant YA story collection that celebrates racial, sexual, and religious diversity.

Vivek Shraya's first book is a collection of twenty-one short stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious ... Read more

Home Sickness

By Chih-Ying Lay
Translated by Darryl Sterk

The characters in these ten stories are longing for escape and attempt to leave home, but inevitably and perhaps ironically find themselves homesick. Chih-Ying Lay, a Montreal-based expatriate from Taiwan familiar with both homesickness and home sickness, probes our desperate ... Read more

Oracle Bone

By Lydia Kwa

A magic-realist novel set in seventh-century China featuring ghosts, martial arts, and the transformative oracle bone.

Life in seventh-century China teems with magic, fox spirits, and demons; there is a fervent belief that the extraordinary resides within the lives of both commoners ... Read more