Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Ranging from South Asia to the Pacific Islands, the literary achievements of Asian Americans and Asian immigrants, as with the very experiences they chronicle, are varied, rich, and indispensable to the American literary canon. You’re invited to browse some of our favorites below.

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT: Jaw: Poems, by Albert Abonado

Albert Abonado is a poet and essayist based in Rochester, NY. He holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. He has received fellowships for poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and he was a finalist for the Kundiman prize. Albert currently teaches creative writing at SUNY Geneseo and the Rochester Institute for Technology.

 

LOCAL SPOTLIGHTThis is One Way to Dance: Essays, by Sejal Shah

Sejal Shah's stories and essays have appeared  in The GuardianBrevity, Conjunctions, Guernica, the Kenyon Review Online, Literary Hub, Longreads, and The Rumpus. The recipient of a 2018 NYFA fellowship in fiction, Sejal recently completed a story collection and is at work on a memoir about mental health. She lives in Rochester, New York.

 


 

Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir By Robin Ha, Robin Ha (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robin Ha, Robin Ha (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062685094
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 28th, 2020

Arsenic and Adobo (A Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery #1) By Mia P. Manansala Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593201671
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Published: Berkley - May 4th, 2021

Crying in H Mart: A Memoir By Michelle Zauner Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657743
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Published: Knopf - April 20th, 2021

Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century By Alice Wong (Editor) Cover Image
By Alice Wong (Editor)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984899422
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Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

Emergency Contact By Mary H. K. Choi Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534408975
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 9th, 2019

If I Had Your Face: A Novel By Frances Cha Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593129487
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 13th, 2021

Interior Chinatown: A Novel (National Book Award Winner) (Vintage Contemporaries) By Charles Yu Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307948472
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Published: Vintage - November 17th, 2020

Loveboat, Taipei By Abigail Hing Wen Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062957283
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Published: HarperTeen - August 24th, 2021

Lunar Love By Lauren Kung Jessen Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781538710258
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Published: Forever - January 10th, 2023

Mango and Peppercorns: A Memoir of Food, an Unlikely Family, and the American Dream By Tung Nguyen, Katherine Manning, Lyn Nguyen, Elisa Ung (With), Michelle Bernstein (Foreword by) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781797202242
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 16th, 2021

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning By Cathy Park Hong Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984820389
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Published: One World - March 2nd, 2021

Parachutes By Kelly Yang Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062941091
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - July 13th, 2021

Patron Saints of Nothing By Randy Ribay Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525554929
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Published: Penguin Books - April 21st, 2020

Sigh, Gone: A Misfit's Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In By Phuc Tran Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250826619
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 5th, 2022

Speak, Okinawa: A Memoir By Elizabeth Miki Brina Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984898463
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Published: Vintage - March 1st, 2022

The Last Story of Mina Lee: A Reese's Book Club Pick By Nancy Jooyoun Kim Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780778388036
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Published: Park Row - December 28th, 2021

Pachinko Parlor By Elisa Shua Dusapin, Aneesa Abbas Higgins (Translator) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948830614
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Published: Open Letter - September 27th, 2022

Things We Lost to the Water: A novel By Eric Nguyen Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593311035
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Published: Vintage - April 26th, 2022

This Is One Way to Dance: Essays By Sejal Shah Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780820357232
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Published: University of Georgia Press - June 1st, 2020

When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities By Chen Chen, Jericho Brown (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Chen Chen, Jericho Brown (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781942683339
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Published: BOA Editions - April 11th, 2017

White Ivy: A Novel By Susie Yang Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982100605
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Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - July 27th, 2021

The Year of the Dog (A Pacy Lin Novel #1) By Grace Lin Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316060028
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2007

Year of the Tiger: An Activist's Life By Alice Wong Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593315392
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Published: Vintage - September 6th, 2022

Yolk By Mary H. K. Choi Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534446014
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2022

Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency By Chen Chen Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781950774692
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Published: BOA Editions - September 13th, 2022

Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief By Victoria Chang Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781571313928
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Published: Milkweed Editions - October 12th, 2021

Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution By R. F. Kuang Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063021426
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Published: Harper Voyager - August 23rd, 2022

Barbie Chang By Victoria Chang Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781556595165
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - November 14th, 2017

She Who Became the Sun (The Radiant Emperor Duology #1) By Shelley Parker-Chan Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250621818
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Published: Tor Books - June 28th, 2022

Tastes Like War: A Memoir By Grace M. Cho Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781952177941
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Published: Feminist Press - May 18th, 2021

Siren Queen By Nghi Vo Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250788832
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Published: Tordotcom - May 10th, 2022

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Time Is a Mother By Ocean Vuong Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593300237
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Published: Penguin Press - April 5th, 2022

The Making of Asian America: A History By Erika Lee Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781476739410
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 16th, 2016

Antiman: A Hybrid Memoir By Rajiv Mohabir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781632062802
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Published: Restless Books - June 22nd, 2021

DMZ Colony By Don Mee Choi Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781940696959
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Published: Wave Books - April 7th, 2020

Buffalo Girl By Jessica Q. Stark Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9781950774883
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Published: BOA Editions - April 18th, 2023

The Resisters: A novel By Gish Jen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525657217
Published: Knopf - February 4th, 2020

Our Missing Hearts: Reese's Book Club (A Novel) By Celeste Ng Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593492543
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Published: Penguin Press - October 4th, 2022

The Many Daughters of Afong Moy: A Novel By Jamie Ford Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9781982158217
Published: Atria Books - August 2nd, 2022

A Tinderbox in Three Acts By Cynthia Dewi Oka Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781950774715
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Published: BOA Editions - October 11th, 2022

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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel By Ocean Vuong Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780525562047
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 2021

Swimming Back to Trout River: A Novel By Linda Rui Feng Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982129392
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 11th, 2021

Dust Child: A Novel By Que Mai Phan Nguyen Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781643752754
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 14th, 2023

Things We Lost to the Water: A novel By Eric Nguyen Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593311035
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Published: Vintage - April 26th, 2022

Speak, Okinawa: A Memoir By Elizabeth Miki Brina Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525657347
Published: Knopf - February 23rd, 2021

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Trust Exercise: A Novel By Susan Choi Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781250309884
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 9th, 2019

The Refugees By Viet Thanh Nguyen Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802127365
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Published: Grove Press - January 2nd, 2018

Bronze Drum By Phong Nguyen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538753705
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 9th, 2022