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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On this episode, we invite author Payal Doshi to the podcast to chat about her debut novel Rea and the Blood of the Nectar, a middle grade fantasy adventure about an Indian girl’s journey into a magical world to find her missing twin brother. Payal shares about her journey to becoming an author, how she built the magical world of Astranthia, and more!
We highlight the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature for our May 2021 mid-month check-in!