Book Review: Soy Sauce for Beginners – Kirstin Chen

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Title: Soy Sauce for Beginners Author: Kirstin Chen ISBN: 9780544114395 Pages: 256 Release Date: January 7, 2014 Publisher: New Harvest Genre: Cultural Fiction, Women’s Fiction Source: Publisher Rating: 4 out of 5 Summary: After the break-up of her marriage, 30-year-old Gretchen returns home to Singapore, to the family business she’s tried to escape all her life: making artisanal soy sauce. But home isn’t the tranquil place she wants it to be: her father is trying to involve her in company decisions, her alcoholic mother can’t hide her problems anymore, and the company itself is facing a crossroads. But through this adversity, Gretchen just might discover what she wants for herself and find a way to make peace with the past. . . .

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