Bookselling is first and foremost about community. Everyone is hurting right now. All of us and our neighbors—the people who have shopped in our stores and attended our reading series, joined WORD’s book groups and brought their children to our storytimes. And it’s the booksellers and the authors, too. And every day, WORD is working with brilliant writers to raise money for worthy causes to help address the issues close to their hearts, strengthen our shared communities, and start taking better care of our friends and families, everywhere.
"This pandemic has hit our most vulnerable communities the hardest. In the flattening of Asian and Asian-American narratives in the US, the Asian working class is often overlooked: restaurant workers and farm workers and delivery people whose livelihoods and personal safety have been threatened by COVID, as well as by the upsurge in anti-Asian violence. We're honored to support APEN, which provides direct relief to working class Asian immigrants and refugees. Please join us in showing support!"
—Cathy Park Hong, R.O. Kwon, Frances Cha, and C Pam Zhang
All week, 10% of the sales of the books on this page will be donated to support the crucial work of APEN's COVID-19 Community Emergency Fund.
A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness and the struggle to be human
“Brilliant . . . To read this book is to become more human.”—Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen
"A brainy, glinting triptych . . . . Novelistic, meditative, offbeat, and soulful, Cathy Park Hong's poetry is many fathoms deep." —David Mitchell
Now a National Bestseller
"Religion, politics, and love collide in this slim but powerful novel reminiscent of Donna Tartt's The Secret History, with menace and mystery lurking in every corner." --People Magazine
A riveting debut novel set in contemporary Seoul, Korea, about four young women making their way in a world defined by impossible standards of beauty, after-hours room salons catering to wealthy men, ruthless social hierarchies, and K-pop mania
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR
ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF 2020
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE
FINALIST FOR THE 2020 CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE
Adrienne Rich chose Cathy Park Hong's "audacious" (Los Angeles Times) second book as the winner of the 2006 Barnard Women Poets Prize.Named one of the Los Angeles Times's Best Science Fiction Books in 2007, Dance Dance Revolution is a genre-bending tour de force told from the perspective of the Guide, a former dissident and tour guide of an imagined desert city.