#165 – December 2021 Book News

On this last episode of Books & Boba in 2021, we highlight the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature for our December 2021 mid-month check-in! 

New books mentioned in our publishing news:

The Traveler’s Guide to Geozoology by Angela Hsieh
My Indigo World: A True Story About the Color Blue by Rosa Chang
Mango Memories by Sita Singh
All the Yellow Suns by Malavika Kannan
Love & Resistance by Kara H.L. Chen
Ride or Die by Gail-Agnes Musikavanhu
My Forever Home by Ha Dinh
Swimming Towards a Dream: Yusra Mardini’s Incredible Journey from Refugee to Olympic Swimmer by Reem Faruqi
Waiting for Tomorrow by Sarah Yoon
Fake Dates and Mooncakes by Sher Lee
Ghost Book by Remy Lai
Uprooted by Ruth Chan
Dadaji’s Paintbrush by Rashmi Sirdeshpande

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#164 – Author Chat w/ Fonda Lee

On this episode, we welcome back author Fonda Lee to chat about her latest novel, Jade Legacy, the conclusion of her Green Bone Saga trilogy. We last had Fonda on the show four years ago when she had just published Jade City, the first book in the series. We catch up with Fonda’s thoughts on the growth of Asian-inspired fantasy over the last few years, as well as chat about the themes and inspirations for her expansive world-building over the last two novels of the series.

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#163 – Author Chat w/ Julie Tieu

On this episode, we chat with author Julie Tieu about her debut novel The Donut Trap, A romantic comedy and adult coming-of-age story about the post-college ennui of Jasmine Tran, who finds herself jobless and directionless as she spends her days working at her parent’s donut shop in the SGV, that is until a missed connection shows back up in her life and she finds herself torn between familial expectations and what she really wants. We chat with Julie about the inspirations for her book as well as her journey as a writer.

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#161 – November 2021 Book News

On this episode, we highlight the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature for our November 2021 mid-month check-in! 

New books mentioned in our publishing news:

Rebecca F. Kuang Yellowface
Julie Kagawa Fateless
Maurene Goo – Throwback
Samira Ahmed and Sona Charaipotra Magic Has No Borders
Lisa Ko Jackie and Giselle
Paula Yoo Rising from the Ashes
Jennifer Chen Artifacts of an Ex 
Salima Alikhan I Can Be All Three
Jesse Q. Sutanto I’m Not Done with You Yet
DoanPhuong Nguyen Mèo and Bé
Marie Tang Baba’s Peach Tree
Kylie Lee Baker The Scarlet Alchemist
Liz Kleinrock Every Day Is a Holiday
Ying Chang Compestine The Real Story of Ra Pu Zel; Growing Up During the Cultural Revolution
Joan He Strike the Zither
Teresa Robeson Clouds in Space: The Nebula Story
Melissa de la Cruz The Encanto’s Daughter
Phillipa Soo and Maris Pasquale DoranPiper Sings
Charlotte Cheng GoGo and the Night Market; Roar-Choo; I Miss You Most
Joanna Ho with Liz Kleinrock Eyes That Weave the World’s Wonders
Malinda Lo Last Night at the Telegraph Club
Elisa Shua Dusapin Winter in Sokcho
Dustin ThaoYou’ve Reached Sam
Abigail Wen Loveboat Taipei

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#160 – Author Chat w/ June CL Tan

n this episode, we chat with author June CL Tan about her debut novel Jade Fire Gold, a Xianxia inspired fantasy novel full of dark magic, martial arts, and intrigue. We chat with June about her inspirations in writing Jade Fire Gold, as well as her journey as a debut author pitching an Asian inspired fantasy novel. 

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