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
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

Uplifting and Heartbreaking: Girl in Translation

I can’t decide if Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok is heartbreaking or uplifting. It kills me that immigrants to this country are living in condemned, unheated, infested buildings, and working illegally in dangerous sweatshops for pennies per piece. At the same time, though, it gives me such hope that a girl can lift herself out of those sorts of conditions to become a heart surgeon or a bestselling author.  Read more >

Girl in Translation: No Ordinary Coming of Age Story

I so enjoyed reading Jean Kwok's Girl in Translation, even though the book twisted my heartstrings at nearly every turn. It’s the story of a young girl who moves with her mother from Hong Kong to New York on the promise of a new life. When things don’t pan out as expected, Kimberly and her mother are forced into what I’m pretty sure qualifies as indentured servitude at a sweatshop.  Read more >

Girl in Translation is a Must-Read Debut Novel

Amazing, inspiring, moving, intense, breathtaking -- there are not enough adjectives for this book. It might sound like I am exaggerating, but Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok is one of the best books I have read in years.  Read more >