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C Pam Zhang

 

Whew. It has been weeks since shelter-in-place in San Francisco, and the longer this goes on the more grateful I am for the sturdiness and—dare I say, magic?—of the literary community. How freaking lucky are we that books are the original technology that cuts across time and space. Books transmit us not just into other homes and lives, but into other feelings and experiences. And we can still geek out about them from afar.

 

In that spirit, I ask you to take a minute and think about the communities that need us right now—the ones that we desperately want to see survive past this crisis. Bookstores like Kepler's are in that category for me, and the local bakery that makes my perfect chocolate chip cookie—and also the Asian community. In the wake of worrying anti-Asian rhetoric and new hate crimes, I’m asking you to show your support by buying a book by an Asian author that has come out or will come out soon. One option is my own book, a debut novel called HOW MUCH OF THESE HILLS IS GOLD that reimagines the epic of the American West by following two orphaned siblings of Chinese descent. But if that’s not your jam, I’m absolutely certain you’ll love Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong, A Nail the Evening Hangs On by Monica Sok, or Braised Pork by An Yu.

 

Stay strong, friends! We’ll get through this.

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How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525537205
Availability: In Stock In Store
Published: Riverhead Books - April 7th, 2020

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984820365
Availability: In Stock In Store
Published: One World - February 25th, 2020

A Nail the Evening Hangs on Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781556595608
Availability: In Stock In Store
Published: Copper Canyon Press - February 25th, 2020

Braised Pork Cover Image
By An Yu
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802148711
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - April 14th, 2020