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david-taylor's picture
Dec.12.2009
Ginseng, The Divine Root uncovers an epic tale of herbal medicine and the plant prized for centuries by emperors, Native American healers, herbalists and smugglers. Collected by Daniel Boone, ginseng was one of America's first major exports to the Far East. The book tracks the plant through one...
kenji-c-liu's picture
Jul.29.2009
In this debut Liu contemplates the interweavings of migration, love, memory and mourning in an autobiography of poems spanning four years. Beginning with the untimely death of his mother, this collection contemplates the difficult task of transforming one's relationship with the dead and and the...