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Maxine Hong Kingston

Maxine Hong Kingston is the author of The Woman Warrior, China Men, and The Fifth Book of Peace, among other works. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal, the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award. She worked for many years as a senior lecturer in creative writing at UC Berkeley. Kingston lives in Oakland, California.


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China Men
Written by Maxine Hong Kingston
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1989
$15.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-72328-8 (0-679-72328-5)

The author chronicles the lives of three generations of Chinese men in America, woven from memory, myth and fact. Here's a storyteller's tale of what they endured in a strange new land. Read more






The Fifth Book of Peace
Written by Maxine Hong Kingston
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2004
$17.95/20.50(Canada) | 978-0-679-76063-4 (0-679-76063-6)

A long time ago in China, there existed three Books of Peace that proved so threatening to the reigning powers that they had them burned. Many years later Maxine Hong Kingston wrote a Fourth Book of Peace, but it too was burned--in the catastrophic Berkeley-Oakland Hills fire of 1991, a fire... Read more






I Love a Broad Margin to My Life
Written by Maxine Hong Kingston
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2012
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-45459-1 (0-307-45459-2)

In her singular voice—both humble and brave, touching and humorous—Maxine Hong Kingston gives us a poignant and beautiful memoir-in-verse that captures the wisdom that comes with age. As she reflects on her sixty-five years, she circles from present to past and back, from lunch with a writer friend to the funeral...

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Tripmaster Monkey
Written by Maxine Hong Kingston
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1990
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-72789-7 (0-679-72789-2)

Driven by his dream to write and stage an epic stage production of interwoven Chinese novelsWittman Ah Sing, a Chinese-American hippie in the late '60s. Read more






The Woman Warrior, China Men
Written by Maxine Hong Kingston, Introduction by Mary Gordon
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | April 2005
$26.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-4384-2 (1-4000-4384-0)

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Here–for the first time in one volume–are two classic, brilliantly original works on the experience of Chinese immigrants in America. In both books Maxine Hong Kingston mines her family’s past and her culture’s stories, weaving myth and memory to fashion works of enormous revelatory power.

The Woman Warrior: Memoirs... Read more






The Woman Warrior
Written by Maxine Hong Kingston
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1989
$15.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-72188-8 (0-679-72188-6)

In her award-winning book The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston created an entirely new form—an exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of world and self, of hot rage and cool analysis. First published in 1976, it has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities—immigrant, female, Chinese...

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