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May 29, 2019

The Island of Sea Women

This is an important book that brings to mainstream literature a tragic and neglected chapter in Korean history. For me, this is Lisa See’s strongest novel yet.
May 21, 2019

Searching for Sylvie Lee

Jean Kwok delivers a twist that turns this novel about families and secrets into a page-turner of a mystery dove-tailed with riveting domestic drama.
November 20, 2018

2019 Dublin Literary Award Nomination

So proud to be nominated for this award alongside other wonderful Canadian writers. I know it's an international award, but we Canadians like to stick together.
November 7, 2018

Girls on the Line

When I scored a signed (!) copy of Aimie K. Runyan’s latest novel GIRLS ON THE LINE it felt like hitting jackpot. Set in World War I, the novel is about the “Hello Girls”, American women sent to work in the field as telephone operators for the US Army Signal Corps.
June 20, 2018

Interview: Henry Lien

I have so many life experiences now that I didn’t have when I was 18 or 28 or 38. I’m never going to run out of material and can be choosy in what I decide to write about so that it’s the best, most original, most memorable thing I can make it. And it’s all because of those decades of life experience.
June 13, 2018

Peasprout Chen

It's impossible to read the title of this book and not smile. Its young heroine, Peasprout Chen, doesn’t let you down. Her voice is as cocky and self-confident as the title, the story as action-packed as the cover design suggests.