Book Club - Girl in Translation

Deborah Harkness
Alex George
Ann Napolitano
William Deresiewicz
Jessica Spotswood
Geraldine Brooks
Brené Brown
Stephanie McAfee
Sophie Morgan
Tana French
Terry McMillan
Jen Lancaster
Geneen Roth
Julie Klam
Amy Kalafa
Ally Condie
Julia Cameron
Kate Marshall & David Marshall
Sylvia Day
Edited by Stacy Morrison, Julie Ross Godar & Rita Arens
Amor Towles
Jeremy Page
Dominique Browning
Karen White
Stephen Dau
Laura Moriarty
Laura Dave
Sapphire
Kim Edwards
Jeffrey Zaslow
Claire Bidwell Smith
Seré Prince Halverson
Eleanor Brown
Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
Lisa Gardner
Linwood Barclay
Liane Moriarty
Gayle Forman
William D. Lassek, M.D. & Steven J.C. Gaulin, Ph.D.
Vanessa Williams & Helen Williams
Girl in Translation

Girl in Translation: What do you do when life gives you lemons?

What to do with lemons? Some people make lemonade. Some people take the extra mile (or so) and make a deluxe ultra-rich lemon cheesecake with candied lemon peel. In a sense, that is what Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok is all about.  Read more >

Girl in Translation: Heart-Wrenching, Yet Hopeful

As much as I LOVE to read and absolutely LOVE sharing a book I’ve loved with my fellow readers, writing a book review may prove to be a challenge. I’m almost wondering whether I would be better off making a video just telling you all how much I loved Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok and that you all need to read it!  Read more >

Girl in Translation: A Book All Immigrants Can Relate To

Did you know that I’m an immigrant? Yes -- sure, my story is different then that of Kimberly Chang, the main character in the new novel Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok, but I can still relate.  Read more >

All I Can Say About Girl in Translation is "Wow!"

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok is one of the most compelling, captivating books I have read in a long, long time. I haven't had an ending to a book surprise me in I don't know how long, but this one did.  Read more >

A Girl in Translation Will Stay With Me For a Long Time

So many emotions plucked at my heart strings as I read Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok, every emotion from horror to admiration.  Read more >

Girl in Translation is Perfection

Girl in Translation, by Jean Kwok, is one of my new favorites. This book is wonderful. As with other books outside my favorite genres, I was hesitant to start reading... a book about a small child and her mother immigrating to America. It's not the typical subject that has me jumping out of my seat. I was so, so wrong. I read it in 2 days. I couldn't put it down from the moment I picked it up.  Read more >

The Beauty and the Heartbreak in Girl in Translation

Ah-Kim lives a life that most of us cannot even begin to comprehend in the book, Girl in Translation, by Jean Kwok. As I read the story of a young girl and her mother that immigrate to the United States, my eyes were opened to the horror of their lives in our country. They came to America for freedom and a better life. I’m not sure that they received either of those things.  Read more >

Girl in Translation: Was She Selfish? (Major Spoilers!)

On the surface, Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok is a story about immigrants that arrive in the US in search of a better life. But it goes much deeper than that. It is about the intricate dance between two cultures.  Read more >

Girl In Translation: For Me, It's Like Going Home Again

Being a little girl and having to be responsible for “everything that is English” can be exhausting. I know this scenario very well because, like Kimberly Chang, the inspirational character in Jean Kwok’s Girl In Translation -- I, too, have been there.  Read more >

This Girl in Translation is an Immigrant Superhero

Jean Kwok's debut novel, Girl in Translation, offers a hard and heart-breaking look at an immigrant experience. When a young Chinese girl and her mother come to America hoping for a better life, they're dismayed by the conditions that greet them, but are determined and resourceful enough to make the best of their terrible situation.  Read more >