Media Reviews and Coverage



GLOBE AND MAIL  bestsellers for the week of Feb. 24, 2024  #1 in Canadian Fiction, #2 in hardcover fiction

TORONTO STAR bestsellers for the week ending Feb. 21   #1 in Canadian Fiction, #2 in Original Fiction

VANCOUVER SUN  30 bestselling books of the week for Feb. 17  #1 in New Releases

CBC BOOKS Bestseller list for week of Feb. 11-17   #4 in Canadian Fiction

USA TODAY   50 Bestsellers for week ending Feb. 18, 2024  #42 for all genres, print and electronic

WASHINGTON POST  "5 new works of historical fiction offer a window into other times"

TORONTO STAR  "When Kate Quinn and Janie Chang met, they knew they had to write a book together. Little did they know how far they'd go" 

BOOKBUB  "The Biggest Bestsellers Out This Winter"


BOOKTRIB Review "Wronged Women Pulled Into World of Wealthy Antique Collector in Historical Mystery"

AMAZON Best Books of February and Editor's Personal Pick

WE ARE BOOKISH  “32 Highly-Anticipated Books Hitting Shelves in 2024”

GOODREADS  Goodreads Members' 63 Most Anticipated Books of 2024

SUNSET MAGAZINE  These Are the Most Anticipated Books of 2024

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY  Review  "Quinn (The Diamond Eye) and Chang (The Porcelain Moon) team up for a stirring story. Readers of historicals with strong female leads will savor this.”

HASTY BOOK LIST  My Most-Anticipated Historical Fiction of 2024

BOOKLIST  starred review  "Quinn and Chang have teamed up to write a powerful and surprising triumph of historical fiction. Lushly detailed, richly imagined, and utterly satisfying, The Phoenix Crown will entrance readers.”

DAILY WAFFLE  DailyWaffle’s 10 Most Anticipated 2024 Reads

BOOKBUB  The Best Historical Mysteries of 2024

BRITT + CO  14 New Books For February You're Going To Absolutely Love!

GOODREADS  “New in Historical Fiction” newsletter highlight

MODERN MRS. DARCY  Spring preview inclusion

HISTORICAL NOVELS Review  “Action-packed, this novel skillfully uses its strong female leads to examine racism, sexism, and classism. Readers won’t want to put this one down.”

GOODREADS  Readers' 15 Most Anticipated Books of February



The TORONTO STAR names THE PORCELAIN MOON one of the 'Top 5 Historical Fiction Books of 2023'.  Click here to read  [Dec. 2023]

AUDIOFILE MAGAZINE honours the audiobook of THE PORCELAIN MOON and its wonderful narrators by giving it an Earphone Award! Click here to read. [Mar. 2023] 

The TORONTO STAR reviews THE PORCELAIN MOON in this roundup '4 new historical novels uncover new stories in familiar places' and says it's 'rife with life's wisdom' !!! Click here to read. [Mar 27, 2023]

COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE lists THE PORCELAIN MOON in '10 Best Historical Fiction Books of 2023 That You Should Read ASAP'  Click here for the full list.  [Mar. 17, 2023]

BOOKRIOT includes DRAGON SPRINGS ROAD in this list of '20 MUST-READ HISTORICAL FICTION BOOKS SET IN CHINA'. Click here for the article. [Mar. 16, 2023]

THE  BRITISH COLUMBIA REVIEW writes they were 'immediately gripped by ... The Porcelain Moon'.  Click here to read the full review [March 13, 2023]

THE GLOBE AND MAIL lists THE PORCELAIN MOON in their Historical Fiction Bestsellers list. 

CBC's North by Northwest host Margaret Gallagher interviews me about THE PORCELAIN MOON. Click here to listen.  [Mar. 5, 2023]

THE VANCOUVER SUN Bestseller List for New Releases puts THE PORCELAIN MOON at #2. Click here to see the full list. [Mar. 2, 2023]

WNET's All Arts includes THE PORCELAIN MOON in their list of 6 New Books to Read in February. Click here to read.  [Feb. 3, 2023]

BookNotions interviewed me about books and writing. Click here to read.  [Feb. 2023]

The Washington Post includes THE PORCELAIN MOON in their list of 10 Noteworthy Books for February.  Click here to read.  [Feb. 1, 2023]

The Historical Novel Society’s review of THE PORCELAIN MOON begins with “This elegantly-written novel …” For the full review, click here to read. [February 2023]

BookBub includes THE PORCELAIN MOON on their list of ‘Best Historical Fiction of 2023’. Click here to read.  [Jan. 20, 2023]

PopSugar has put out their list of 2023’s Best Historical Fiction Books and it includes THE PORCELAIN MOON! Check it out because you’ll also see upcoming titles by some awesome author pals. Click here to read. [Jan. 18, 2023]

Real Style Network includes THE PORCELAIN MOON on their list of Books You Don't Want to Miss this Winter. Click here to read. [Jan. 17, 2023]

CBC Radio's North by Northwest host Margaret Gallagher interviews bookseller Bev Shaw of Talewind Books. At around the 3:30 mark they talk about THE PORCELAIN MOON and my other books. Small squeeee and happy dance -- Margaret Gallagher has read THE LIBRARY OF LEGENDS! Click here for the recording. [Jan. 6, 2023]

BookTrib includes THE PORCELAIN MOON in its roundup of "Spring 2023 Novels Centering Brave Women, Veiled Pasts and the Periphery of History". Click here to read [Jan. 5, 2023]

The Bamboo Lab podcast with host Brian Bosley. This is a fairly personal interview because Brian is all about life coaching, but there is a fair of chat about the writing journey. Click here to read. [Jan 2, 2023]

Booklist Review (not available online). "The subtitle of the latest by Chang (The Library of Legends, 2020) leaves out the book’s most interesting and unique aspect, its focus on the contributions of Chinese people to the war effort…Refreshingly, the entwined stories have a happy ending. Readers of Jennifer Chiaverini's Switchboard Soldiers (2022) will appreciate Chang's rich historical detail and strong female characters.”  [Jan. 1, 2023]

Bookriot’s list of “10 New Historical Fiction Books Hitting the Shelves” includes THE PORCELAIN MOON. Click here to read. [Dec 22, 2022]

CBC Books offers a quick first look at The Porcelain Moon with a brief excerpt from the first chapter. Click here to read [Dec 13, 2022]