Last Updated: November 12, 2022
Frida Liu, a 39-year-old Chinese-American single mother in Philadelphia, loses custody of her 18-month-old daughter, Harriet, and must spend a year at a newly-created institution, where as an outsider in every way, she practices parenting with bad mothers from all over the county.
Alice is a swimmer who swims as a final stand against her encroaching dementia when one day a crack appears at the bottom of the community pool. The novel is narrated by Alice’s daughter as she witnesses her mother’s decline.
Nell Young hasn’t spoken to her father, a cartographer, since he destroyed her reputation, so when he is found dead with a strange map in his possession, Nell is intrigued. She discovers that the map is the last one is existence because someone is hunting down and destroying them- along with anyone who gets in the way.
A struggling PhD student makes a shocking discovery about a famous Chinese American poet that sets into motion a series of escalating events, both humorous and fraught, that culminates in an incendiary reckoning of her relationships, beliefs, and identity.
Kaikeyi is the only daughter in the kingdom of Kekaya, who was raised on stories of the gods. Yet her life seems to be measured by securing a marriage alliance. So she uses magic to transform into a warrior queen, determined to forge a better world. Her path leads her to clashes with demons and gods, and her own family.
A lush, lyrical heist novel inspired by the true story of Chinese art vanishing from Western museums, about diaspora, the colonization of art, and the complexity of the Chinese American identity.
A collection of short stories about Asian American women that is divided into three sections- Mothers, Myths, and Moths.