Books by Usha Alexander

  • A lone woman travels fearlessly into the jungle to confront the enemy. She holds the fate of an entire world in her hands.

  • When Craig Olsen returns to Idaho to say goodbye to his dying uncle, who raised him, he comes face to face with matters he can no longer evade.

  • "A suspenseful narrative weaves the stories and secrets of two generations into one seamless drama ... a worthy literary journey." —Kirkus Discoveries

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October 06, 2007


Thank you for this post. My kids and I watched a movie of Journey to the West and while it was a bit silly, I bought a version of the book because the myth appealed to us. I did not know the factual basis. Now I'm even more fascinated.

Thank you for the entry. I am working on an academic paper for my English class on "Journey to the West" and this is very basic, yet informative and personable.

My class looks at road novels of the West so I am focusing on the "Monkey" story as a contribution from the East.

I'm fascinated at why Hsien-tsang had embarked on his famous journey, and I very much like how you described his "disenchantment."

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