A New York Times Notable Book
A Time Magazine “Best Comix of the Year”
A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-seller
Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
The English-language debut of one of Japan's most talented contemporary writers, selling over 650,000 copies there, Convenience Store Woman is the heartwarming and surprising story of thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident Keiko Furukura.
Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club Pick
A lively, sexy, and thought-provoking East-meets-West story about community, friendship, and women’s lives at all ages—a spicy and alluring mix of Together Tea and Calendar Girls.
Every woman has a secret life . . .
"Poignant . . . Powerful . . . Beautifully captures the threshold experience of the new immigrant, where the past is not yet a memory." —The New York Times Book Review
Acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez’s beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters as they grow up in two cultures.
Join Sari-Sari Storybooks, the Filipino School of New York-New Jersey, and WORD in celebrating the launch of the newest Sari-Sari Storybook, Sandangaw: A Waray Tale. This is the first East Coast launch celebrating this charming story of tenacious little Sandangaw and his quest to grow.
We'll hear a reading of the story and play a short video from the author, Voltaire Q. Oyzon. There will be crafts for the kids and Filipino sweets will be served.
An NPR Best Book of the Year
"Gripping, subtle, magnificently written." —The New York Times Book Review
"A delectable page-turner . . . Vera Kelly introduces a fascinating new spy to literature’s mystery canon—one we hope sticks around long beyond this snappy, intimate debut." —Entertainment Weekly
A modern guide to the teachings of Buddhism
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WRBG BOOK DISCUSSIONS: June 29th @ WORD BK & June 30th @ WORD JC, both at 3PM.
The award-winning bestseller that became one of the most talked about and memorable novels of the decade, Room is "utterly gripping...a heart-stopping novel" (San Francisco Chronicle).