Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen: A Manifesto in 41 Tales

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How to Make an American Quilt: A Novel

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We Need New Names: A Novel

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Folklore Rules: A Fun, Quick, and Useful Introduction to the Field of Academic Folklore Studies

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Crossing the Mangrove

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Song of Solomon

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The Complete Persepolis

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Jesus' Son: Stories Picador Modern Classics

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The House on Mango Street

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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

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English Studies: An Introduction to the Disciplines Refiguring English Studies

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