Kitchen Chinese: A Novel about Food, Family, and Finding Yourself

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Price
$13.99  $13.01
Publisher
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.82 X 7.94 X 0.89 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061771279

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About the Author
Ann Mah is a food and travel writer and the author of several books, including Mastering the Art of French Eating, and The Lost Vintage. She contributes regularly to the New York Times Travel section, and her work has also appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, The Best American Travel Writing 2017, Vogue.com, Washingtonian Magazine, and other publications. Ann currently lives in Paris and Washington, D.C.
Reviews

"[A] super sharp debut....A refreshing and fun narrative, helped along by a fantastic heroine whose insights into modern China and the expatriate experience will intrigue readers. It's a great start for a writer with much promise." -- Publishers Weekly

"The vibrant depiction of Beijing, lush descriptions of sumptuous Chinese meals, and Isabelle's struggle with how others perceive her distinguish Mah's first novel." -- Booklist on Kitchen Chinese

"Splendid....Warm and humorous." -- Romantic Times

"Ann Mah's Kitchen Chinese is a delicious debut novel, seasoned with just the right balance of humor and heart, and sprinkled with fascinating cultural tidbits. Read thoroughly. Share with friends." -- Claire Cook, bestselling author of The Wildwater Walking Club and Must Love Dogs

"A story of how we find and nourish ourselves in unexpected ways and places, so delicious that I took breaks from reading only to dash to the phone and order Chinese." -- Rachel DeWoskin, author of Foreign Babes in Beijing and Repeat After Me

"Suffused with humor, genuine warmth, and mouth-watering culinary descriptions, Kitchen Chinese is, first and foremost, about the adventure of self-discovery." -- Irina Reyn, author of What Happened to Anna K.

"With a light, self-deprecating touch, Ann Mah portrays the quirks, pleasures, and surprises of life as a young Chinese-American woman finding her way in an alien motherland." -- Jen Lin-Liu, author of Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China

"Ann Mah's richly detailed Kitchen Chinese is humorous enough to make you laugh out loud, and so delicious you are sure to begin craving Peking duck and dim sum. A true tale of reinventing oneself in a new and foreign world." -- Patricia Wells, author of Vegetable Harvest and We'll Always Have Paris... and Provence