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Books and Boba

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Books & Boba is a book club dedicated to books written by Asian and Asian American authors. We cover a wide range of genres including contemporary, historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, YA, nonfiction, thrillers, graphic novels, and memoirs.

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#53 - A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

CW: Discussion about Suicide & Bullying

On this episode, we discuss our July 2017 Book Club Pick A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki, and we have a lot to go over. This was a very ambitious book with high concept themes related to zen philosophy and quantum mechanics, as well as heavy emotional themes related to (mentioned above) suicide, bullying, and their place in Japanese society. In addition to discussing our thoughts on the book, Reera also shares her thoughts on the way suicide is depicted in fiction.

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The Books & Boba August 2018 pick is Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

This podcast is part of Potluck: An Asian American Podcast Collective

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