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Chemistry is a stylistically sharp tale of romance and uncertainty

  In Chemistry, Weike Wang’s debut novel about a graduate student in Boston who is failing to thrive in her chemistry PhD program and in love, the first-person narrator is arguably both smart and dumb. ...

‘Daughters of the Samurai’ tells true, impressive story of three friends

Interview with the Janice Nimura, author of 'Daughters of the Samurai,' a story about three Japanese girls sent to study in America by the Japanese government during the beginning of Meiji era Japan.

Q&A: Cathy Tashiro on Mixed Race Before the Concept of Mixed-Race Identity Existed

Photo caption:  Cathy Tashiro, author of “Standing on Both Feet: Voices of Older Mixed Race Americans,” Paradigm Publishers, 2012. Memories of Anti-miscegenation and Issues of Racial Identity Cathy Tashiro, an associate professor emerita at the Tacoma-campus nursing...

Tales from the Tsunami – Q&A: Ruth Ozeki on Her Acclaimed Novel, Texting and...

Ruth Ozeki’s new novel, “A Tale for the Time Being,” is one of the best novels I have read in years. Like her earlier novels, “All Over Creation” and “My Year of Meats,” her...