Kwok, Jean

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Searching for Sylvie Lee

Kwok’s tightly woven novel is an emotional and thrilling page-turner that also provides insight into her Asian culture. A major change of pace for Kwok; readers who enjoyed the work of Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones and Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl should appreciate. [See Prepub Alert, 12/16/18.]


Mambo in Chinatown

Though the novel tries to cover too many issues and the characters (especially Charlie's dad) are more unevenly drawn than those in Girl in Translation, Kwok ventures more deeply into traditional Chinese culture to give readers a satisfying, heartfelt story about the individual's triumph over life's hardships. [See Prepub Alert, 1/6/14.]

Girl in Translation


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