“She picked grapes out of a plastic bag, chewing as she spoke.” • So many laye…

“She picked grapes out of a plastic bag, chewing as she spoke.” ❤️ • So many layers to this book. The premise is Polly, an undocumented Chinese worker, goes to work at the nail salon one day and does not return. She has an eleven year old son, Deming, and this book explores what happens … Read more

“Her tree always yielded the sweetest mangoes in Hilo town.” • Thank you so mu…

“Her tree always yielded the sweetest mangoes in Hilo town.” 💜 • Thank you so much harperviabooks for gifting me a copy of this book! What a beautiful, lyrical novel set in Hilo, Hawaii among mango trees, volcanoes and sugar plantations. I was transported to the lush setting with a beautiful cast of characters. It’s … Read more

“Yes, yes. I ate dumplings this morning.” • This book is about a 24 year old Ch…

“Yes, yes. I ate dumplings this morning.” 💙 • This book is about a 24 year old Chinese American tech writer from the Bay area who moves across the country with her boyfriend who is attending grad school in upstate NY. Lots of conflicting thoughts about this one. I think some people will read this … Read more

I have a strange habit – when I love a book so much , I can’t seem to get it tog…

I have a strange habit – when I love a book so much , I can’t seem to get it together to post about it. I read Pachinko last year and then immediately lent it out to my niece and when reunited with it, I realized I needed to post about it! I wanted to … Read more