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Book Review: Chen Chen’s When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities

Chen Chen’s debut collection is an ode to the many complicated relationships of a young, gay, first-generation Chinese immigrant to America: with his family, with his culture, with his country, with himself.

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Book Review: Elizabeth Acevedo’s With the Fire on High

Packed full of seasoning—both literally and metaphorically—With the Fire on High is a hearty tale of love, family, friendship, and food.

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Book Review: Edward Lee’s Buttermilk Graffiti

The meeting of personal and public, of staunch tradition and absolute rejection thereof — that is where Lee places himself in Buttermilk Graffiti, questioning his position within the food landscape not simply as patron or chef, but as one whose own background reflects the melting pot of American cuisine.

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Book Review: Billy-Ray Belcourt’s A History of My Brief Body

Part-essay, part-prose poem, A History of My Brief Body remakes the form of the memoir, just as Billy-Ray Belcourt unmakes and remakes himself in these pages.

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