#143 – Happy Endings by Thien-Kim Lam

On this episode, we discuss our June 2021 book club pick, Happy Endings by Thien-Kim Lam, a romance novel about a second-chance romance between Trixie, a sex-toy saleswoman, and her ex Andre, a chef/bartender trying to keep his mother’s restaurant afloat in a gentrifying DC neighborhood. Joining us are romance novel experts Jess Ju and Hanh Nguyen of the Good Pop Culture Club Podcast. 

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Hanh Nguyen (@hanhonymous)
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#142 – Author Chat w/ David Yoon

On this episode, we chat with author (and publisher) David Yoon about his latest novel Version Zero,a thriller taking place in the fast paced and cutthroat world of the social media tech industry, where the only way to fix the world, may be to start over from zero. We ask David about his experience publishing his first adult fiction novel, as well as his takes on the pros and cons of social media, the tech industry, & capitalism.

Follow David on IG at @davidoftheyoon and check out his book Version Zero at your local bookseller!

#140 – Author Chat w/ Jesse Q. Sutanto

On this episode, we sit down with author Jesse Q. Sutanto about her novel Dial A for Aunties,a story about a woman who has to rely on her mother and 3 meddling aunties to help her hide the body of the blind date she accidentally killed. We chat aunties, dim sum, and writing, as well as figure out the mystery behind how Dial A for Aunties was discovered by Netflix.

Follow Jesse on IG at @jesseqsutanto and check out her book Dial A for Aunties at your local bookseller!

#139 – The Silence of Bones by June Hur

On this episode, we discuss our May 2021 book club pick, The Silence of Bones by June Hur, a historical mystery novel taking place in Joseon era Korea, following Seol, an orphaned police Damo, who’s been tasked to assist in the investigation of a murdered noblewoman. Part historical fiction and part noir detective fiction, The Silence of Bones explores the clash between western religion and eastern Confucianism through the curious eyes of Seol. 

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