#172 – March 2022 Book News

On this episode, we highlight the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature for our March 2022 mid-month check-in! 

New books mentioned in our publishing news:

  • A Quitter’s Paradise by Elysha Chang
  • The Storm We Made by Vanessa Chan
  • The Backyard Bird Chronicles by Amy Tan
  • True Love and Other Impossible Odds by Christina Li
  • Angelica and the Bear Prince by Trung Le Nguyen
  • Cooking with Monsters: The Beginners Guide to Culinary Combat by Jordan Alsaqa and Vivian Truong
  • The Story Factory by Jam Dong
  • The House Before Falling into the Sea by Ann Suk Wang and illustrated by Hanna Cha
  • I Will Find You Again by Sarah Lyu
  • Ali the Great,by Saadia Faruqi and illustrated by Hatem Aly
  • The Partition Project by Saadia Faruqi
  • Shine: A Story of Colonization, the Kohinoor Diamond, and Resistance by Supriya Kelkar
  • Gorgeous Gruesome Faces by Linda Cheng
  • escendants of Dragons and Heirs of Power by Katie Zhao
  • No Rules Tonight by Kim Hyun Sook and Ryan Estrada

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#171 – Author Chat w/ Abigail Hing Wen

On this episode, we welcome back Abigail Hing Wen, to chat about her latest novel Loveboat, Reunion, the sequel to her hit debut novel Loveboat, Taipei (now an upcoming Netflix feature film). We catch up with Abigail on what she’s been up to since we last talked, her thoughts on the new novel, and some small tidbits from the set of the Loveboat, Taipei film.

Follow Abigail on instagram at @abigailhingwen and check out her book Loveboat, Reunion on sale now!

#170 – Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

On this episode, we discuss our February 2022 book club pick Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob , a  graphic memoir about growing up Indian in New Mexico and raising a child in the age of Trumpism. Joining us this time is fellow Potluck host Raman Sehgal (co-host of Modern Minorities & Quarantined Comics) who is a Good Talk superfan, having read the book 5 times. 

You can listen to more from our guest Raman on his podcasts Modern Minorities & Quarantined Comics and check out more of his thoughts on Good Talk at:

#169 – February 2022 Book News

On this episode, we highlight the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature for our February 2022 mid-month check-in! 

New books mentioned in our publishing news:

  • My Nemisis by Charmaine Craig
  • Our issing Hearts by Celeste Ng
  • Made in Asian America: A History for Young People by Erika Lee and Christina Soontornvat
  • When I Gave Dad a Sign by Jack Wong
  • We are Earthlings by Rachel Qiuqi
  • Walter Takes a While by Ann Kim Ha
  • When an Elephant Hears NO by Dazzle Ng
  • Hana’s Hundreds of Hijabs by Razeena Omar Gutta
  • If I Have to be Haunted by Miranda Sun
  • Lion Dancers by Cai Tse
  • Alterations by Raymond Xu
  • Ava Lin by Vicky Fang
  • Find Him Where You Left Him Dead by Kristen Simmons
  • The Goblin Twins by Frances Cha
  • You Can Move Mountains by Richard Ho
  • My Saree by Gita Vara-dara-jan
  • Lunar New Year Love Story by Gene Luen Yang and Le Uyen Pham
  • Deathlings by Coco Ma
  • First Night of Howlergarten by Benson Shum
  • The Space Between Here and Now by Sarah Suk
  • Ramadan Kareem by M.O. Yuksei
  • Hidden Tails by Van Hoang
  • Taki’s Belt by Fumio Obata

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#168 – Author Chat w/ June Hur

On this episode, we chat with June Hur (author of past book club pick The Silence of Bones) about her latest novel, The Red Palace, her latest mystery novel taking place during Korea’s Joseon Dynasty. We ask June about her writing origins, her journey to publishing, and what inspired her to write her unique “Joseon Noir” style stories.

Follow June on instagram at @junehwrites and check out her book The Red Palace on sale now!

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#167 – She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

On this episode, we discuss our January 2022 book club pick She Who Became the Sun by  Shelley Parker-Chan, a  queer re-imagining of the rise of the founding emperor of the Ming Dynasty. In the last days of the Mongolian ruled Yuan Dynasty, an unnamed daughter takes on her dead brother’s name to survive as a novice monk after her family is attacked by bandits. When that safe haven is also taken from her, she decides that in order to survive, she needs to take on her brother’s abandoned fate of greatness as well ans rise the ranks as the rebel monk commander Zhu Chongba. 

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