Tracy Hwang

Tracy Hwang is from Readings Emporium

Review — 23 Oct 2023

Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop by Hwang Bo-reum & Shanna Tan (trans.)

As a reader, you’ve probably been asked numerous times by non-readers in your life, ‘Why do you like to read so much?’ And if you’re like me, your first thought…

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Review — 1 Sep 2023

Wednesday's Child by Yiyun Li

It’s hard to believe that the 11 stories that make up Wednesday’s Child were written over a span of 14 years. Yiyun Li has made them feel as if they…

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Review — 31 Jul 2023

The Spider and Her Demons by sydney khoo

When 15-year-old Zhi Leong Yao accidentally kills and eats a man in front of the most popular girl in school, her already precarious life as a half-human, half-spider-demon starts to…

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Review — 2 Nov 2022

Dead-End Memories by Banana Yoshimoto & Asa Yoneda (trans.)

Banana Yoshimoto’s acclaimed and internationally beloved 1988 novella Kitchen was one of my favourite reads of this year, and it was always going to be a hard act to follow…

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Blog post — 20 Oct 2022

Meet the bookseller with Tracy Hwang

In this Meet the Bookseller column we chat with Tracy Hwang, one of our excellent Emporium booksellers! We talk about her favourite part of bookselling, treasured recent reads, and what…

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Review — 19 Sep 2022

The Book of Goose by Yiyun Li

Meet Fabienne and Agnès, the heroines of The Book of Goose and a pair of adolescent, antisocial girls in 1950s rural France. The two best friends start a game of…

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Review — 30 Aug 2022

Before Your Memory Fades by Toshikazu Kawaguchi & Geoffrey Trousselot (trans.)

The third book in the bestselling Before the Coffee Gets Cold series is finally here. Set seven years after the events of the second book, and this time at a…

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Review — 26 Apr 2022

Rebel Skies by Ann Sei Lin

Welcome to Mikoshima, an empire of floating sky cities, cumulous whales and shikigami paper spirits, and the setting of Ann Sei Lin’s magical debut, Rebel Skies. Our hero, Kurara…

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Review — 8 Jun 2022

Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li

All I needed to know about Li’s book before deciding I absolutely had to read it, was that it was a heist novel centred on Chinese diaspora stealing back looted…

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Review — 3 Apr 2022

Violets by Kyung-Sook Shin & Anton Hur (trans.)

In 1970s rural South Korea, two girls share a moment of physical intimacy in a minari field. One of the girls vehemently rejects the other, setting her on a path…

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