#55 – Chatting with Author Vanessa Hua

Reera chats with author Vanessa Hua, the author of A River of Stars, a novel about young mothers seeking the American Dream, and the untold story of secret Chinese maternity homes. Vanessa talks about the inspirations behind her debut novel and balancing narratives between different Chinese narratives and perspectives.

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One thought on “#55 – Chatting with Author Vanessa Hua

  1. Ara Chi Jung says:

    Today was my first time listening to this podcast. I really enjoyed it! Please talk about poetry in the future, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to talk about poems. Honestly, sometimes, it’s easier to talk about poetry than prose. Can’t wait to read this book. Vanessa Hua is so right about monolithic narratives for Asian America, we need to highlight the variety of voices and experiences. Keep up the good work!


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