What We’re Reading in September!


We’re incredibly excited to share that our September Book Club selection is Nicole Chung’s debut memoir, All You Can Ever Know, forthcoming from Catapult on October 2, 2018, but available to Rumpus Book Club members in just a few weeks!

What does it mean to lose your roots―within your culture, within your family―and what happens when you find them? With the same warmth, candor, and startling insight that has made her a beloved voice, Chung tells of her search for the people who gave her up, which coincided with the birth of her own child. All You Can Ever Know is a profound, moving chronicle of surprising connections and the repercussions of unearthing painful family secrets―vital reading for anyone who has ever struggled to figure out where they belong.

Celeste Ng, bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You and  Little Fires Everywhere, writes:

This book moved me to my very core. As in all her writing, Nicole Chung speaks eloquently and honestly about her own personal story, then widens her aperture to illuminate all of us. All You Can Ever Know is full of insights on race, motherhood, and family of all kinds, but what sets it apart is the compassion Chung brings to every facet of her search for identity and every person portrayed in these pages. This book should be required reading for anyone who has ever had, wanted, or found a family—which is to say, everyone.

Subscribe to the Rumpus Book Club by August 20 to join us in reading All You Can Ever Know, culminating in an exclusive online discussion with Nicole Chung about the book!

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