“The Girl at the Baggage Claim” should be required reading for anyone fascinated with culture, esp. if you’re in an East-West intercultural relationship.
This tells the story of two American adoptees from China who return to where they were abandoned to learn more themselves and the lives of girls there.
From stories of love and travel to serious reportage, these 22 memoirs featuring Asian men and Western women in love should be on your to-read list.
“Expat Jimmy”, the new short story by Travis Lee, offers a vicarious look into the experience of a new foreign teacher arriving in China.
Susan Blumberg-Kason’s memoir “Good Chinese Wife” was officially published 3 years ago with great success. What’s happened with her book since then?
Whether you’re chilling out on the beach or cooling down indoors, here’s my list of recommended summer reads I’ve featured here on the blog
Armed with “The Dim Sum Field Guide” by Carolyn Phillips, you can confidently dine in any dim sum restaurant and know exactly what you’re eating.
“All Under Heaven” by Carolyn Phillips covers all 35 of China’s cuisines. It’s so comprehensive you might never need another Chinese cookbook again.
Empire of Glass is stunning for its lyrical prose and unique in that it’s presented as a “translation” of the story of Li-Ming and her husband Wang.
“Parsley & Coriander” is a delightful novel that captures the spirit of finding your own path in China, especially as an expat woman.