The Woman Warrior

I’ve finally read Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior (1975), a book I have heard so much about but somehow never got to until now. The book is creative non-fiction, a memoir of Kingston’s Chinese childhood among “ghosts.” Ghosts are white Americans, and reading this book gave me access to what it must really be... Continue Reading →

Free Books

A few weeks ago, I walked into the copy/mail room of the English department at my university and saw a box full of books advertised as "free."  Of course, I couldn't resist pawing through them, and even though my backpack was plenty full of textbooks, I ended up hauling seven of them home.  Here they... Continue Reading →

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