The Year of the Dog

A Novel

Lin, Grace

Book - 2006
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Year of the Dog
Frustrated at her seeming lack of talent for anything, a young Taiwanese American girl sets out to apply the lessons of the Chinese Year of the Dog, those of making best friends and finding oneself, to her own life.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown & Co., 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0316060003
Branch Call Number: j LIN
Characteristics: 134 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm


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The Year of the Dog is supposed to be lucky for Pacy, a Taiwanese-American girl. Meeting her new best friend and surviving the science fair do seem lucky. What else could happen? RL 4.2

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Dec 04, 2014
  • Gabi_Dubh rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A debut novel, profound and funny. Step in to the life of Pacy, a young Taiwanese American as she finds herself.

Sep 22, 2014
  • bingyanghi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Even though this is a work of fiction, Grace Lin based her novels on her experiences growing up as a Taiwanese American. Both my daughter, a Chinese American, and I, an immigrant from China, love her work. I highly recommend this book and 'The Dumpling Day' by the same author to all parents who have ABC (American born Chinese) kids. Both novels are about searching for and accepting one's identity.

Dec 03, 2013
  • lakevilla_IDOL rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book was not my type of book.It was a quick read and was very poor in catching the readers mind. I would not reccomend this book for anybody to read but you might want to try it because you never know.... you may like it.

Jun 10, 2012
  • Skymaiden777 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awsome book!!!! i loved it

Jan 02, 2012
  • wang1971 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The book has really intristing
sentences,that has many nice ditails.

Aug 18, 2010
  • suckerforgoodbooks5 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Grace Lin is a Taiwanese-American girl (the only asian girl in her school) and this story is about her life during the year of the dog and what happens to her. Perfect if you feel just like her. I loved it!!!


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Jul 09, 2014
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