An energetic and wholesome Young
Adult novel about a teen that
dreams of becoming a successful
body positive Korean pop star
against all odds.
What do we know about the unnamed narrator in
Weike Wang’s!Chemistry? She has roughly a year to
ﬁnishing her Ph.D. in chemistry (and fulﬁlling her
parents dreams), her boyfriend Eric proposed (twice),
but all she can think is how she’s not up to the task.
Hilarious, smart, penetrating, and poignant, Wang’s
narrator is brilliant albeit lacking in social skills whose
relentless and polarizing sensibilities makes her the
greatest unsung hero.
For 18 years, ﬂuorescent lighting, beeps and
chimes, ebb and ﬂow, and even the food of the
convenience store courses through Keiko’s
veins. The convenience store provides for her
and it’s the life she knows. But when this life
clashes with her family’s wishes for her to meet
society’s standards, she is resigned to conform.
An entertaining and refreshing critique on the
pressures of society.
Memorial!is!about a gay couple, Benson, a
day care worker!and Mike, a chef, whose
relationship has reached a place!between
comfort and complacency. This is a
reassuring debut with rhythmic prose and
an air of unresolved positivity that
percolates hope throughout the story.
The main character thinks she's an alien, but
that's not the only twist. Not even close.
This sensuous and weird little book sees our
world through iridescent, ﬁsh-eyed goggles,
and our social constructs as inscrutable
ciphers. Absorbing and other worldly.
A beautiful story about two
neighbored widows in a small, rural
town who develop a friendship in
spite of their loneliness and an
opportunity to seize happiness.