Interview with Susan Chan, co-author of the romance novel "The Reluctant Brides of Lily Court Lane" | Speaking of China

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  1. Autumn
    Autumn April 10, 2015 at 6:26 am | | Reply

    Delighted to find another book to read, especially for summer travel.

    But after reading this article, what I’d really like to read are Susan Chan’s memoirs. I want to know if she and her husband had to wait to get married until after the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision. I want to know more details about what they endured as a couple, how their families reacted, and so much more. (Sorry, I am nosy.)

    But even without knowing all the details, I want to raise a glass of champagne and toast her. Well done.

  2. Constance - Foreign Sanctuary
    Constance - Foreign Sanctuary April 10, 2015 at 7:37 am | | Reply

    Sounds like a great book! And if is it anything like ‘Love Actually,’ then it is my kind of book as well!

  3. marghini
    marghini April 10, 2015 at 7:51 am | | Reply

    Wow I will most definitely read this book! I am actually looking for new books to devour as I realized I am not reading as much as I want. Ah the joy of working life!

    On a more serious note, I truly admire those early interracial couples as I realize the amount of criticism they had to go through must have been much much worse than now. Today being in a mixed relationship is not the easiest especially in some conservative social context, but back then it must have been hell..

  4. R Zhao
    R Zhao April 10, 2015 at 2:58 pm | | Reply

    I agree with Autumn, I would love to know more about Susan’s experience. And as Marghini says, it must have been hell. While there is still a lot of ground to cover, I think interracial couples have come very far in the last 50 years, at least in the US.

    Anyways, thanks for covering another book. I really enjoy these posts and I think I’m going to download this one on my Kindle!

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