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Asian, South Asian, & Pacific Islander Authors/Stories

Last Updated: April 26, 2024

The Good, the Bad, and the Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

After an ultra-romantic honeymoon across Europe, Meddy Chan and her husband Nathan have landed in Jakarta to spend Chinese New Year with her entire extended family. A former beau of Second Aunt’s accidentally gifts her a gift meant for a business rival to cement their alliance. The Aunties agree to return the gift, but what should have been a simple retrieval turns disastrous and suddenly Meddy and the Aunties are helpless pawns in a decades-long war between Jakarta’s most powerful business factions.

Memory Piece by Lisa Ko

Memory Piece
by Lisa Ko

Three Asian American teenagers meet in the New York suburbs in the 1980s. Drawn together by their shared sense of alienation from their conventionally domestic immigrant families, each wants to live a meaningful life. They envision a future defined by freedom and creativity, but on the brink of adulthood in New York City, their fortunes quickly diverge.

Jaded by Ela Lee

Jaded
by Ela Lee

A young lawyer wakes up the morning after a work gala with no memory of how she got home the previous night and must figure out what, exactly, happened-and how much she’s willing to put up with to make her way to the top of the corporate ladder.

Welcome to the Hyunam-Dong Bookshop by Hwang Bo-Reum

Quitting her job and divorcing her husband, Yeong-Ju, in a leap of faith, opens the Hyunam-dong Bookshop, and, welcoming new friends and visitors to her circle, builds an inviting space for hurt and lost souls to rest, heal and learn how to write their own stories.

The Kamogawa Food Detectives by Hisashi Kashiwai

The Kamogawa Food Detectives
by Hisashi Kashiwai

Down a quiet backstreet in Kyoto exists a very special restaurant. Run by Koishi Kamogawa and her father Nagare, the Kamogawa Diner serves up deliciously extravagant meals. But that’s not the main reason customers stop by . . . The father-daughter duo are ‘food detectives’. Through ingenious investigations, they are able to recreate dishes from a person’s treasured memories – dishes that may well hold the keys to their forgotten past and future happiness.

Women of Good Fortune by Sophie Wan

Women of Good Fortune
by Sophie Wan

At a high-society Shanghai wedding, the reluctant bride and her two best friends, each with their own personal motives and fed up with the way society treats women, forge a plan to steal all the gift money on the big day.

The Phoenix Crown by Kate Quinn and Janie Chang

The Phoenix Crown
by Kate Quinn and Janie Chang

A thrilling and unforgettable narrative about the intertwined lives of two wronged women, spanning from the chaos of the San Francisco earthquake to the glittering palaces of Versailles