#111 – August Book News

With summer in full swing, it’s time for another mid-month news roundup. We go over the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature for August 2020.

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#110 – Author Chat w/ Julie Abe

On this episode, we chat with debut author Julie Abe about her new book Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch (on sale now)! Julie shares with us about her journey to becoming a published author, her inspirations behind the magical world of Eva Evergreen, and more!

Follow Christina at @JulieAbeBooks and pick up Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch at your favorite bookseller!

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#109 – The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

On this episode, we discuss our July 2020 pick is The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey. A cozy murder mystery set in 1920’s Bombay (current day Mumbai), The Widows of Malabar Hill marks the debut of our new favorite investigator, Perveen Mistry, the first woman lawyer in India, she uses the power of the law and her investigative ability to suss out lies and contradiction to seek justice for her clients.

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#108 – July 2020 Book News

We’re more than halfway through July so it’s time for another mid-month news roundup. We go over the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature for July 2020, as well as discuss the latest book related news from the world of TV and movies.

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#107 – Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

On this episode, we discuss our June 2020 book club pick, Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata & translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori. A short and humorous novel about Keiko, a Japanese who finds it hard to interact with people, who finds contentment in the routines of working at a convenience store, where she can do a good job and feel like a “normal person” contributing to society. We discuss what happens when  her ideal life is thrown for a loop as societal pressure mounts for her to settle down and get a real job, get married, or both.