In Vanessa Hua’s powerful debut novel about motherhood, immigration, and identity, a pregnant Chinese woman makes her way to California and stakes a claim to the American dream. A River of Stars is an entertaining, wildly unpredictable adventure, told with empathy and wit by an author the San Francisco Chronicle says “has a deep understanding of the pressure of submerged emotions and polite, face-saving deceptions.” It’s a vivid examination of home and belonging, and a moving portrayal of a woman determined to build her own future—and it’s available in paperback this month!
Through August 31, purchase a one-year Letters in the Mail subscription (or a 6-month Rumpus Book Club subscription, or a 6-month Rumpus Poetry Book Club subscription) and we’ll send you your own signed copy of A River of Stars by Vanessa Hua.
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Vanessa Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of a short story collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities. For two decades, she has been writing, in journalism and fiction, about Asia and the Asian diaspora. She has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award, and a Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing, as well as honors from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, and the Washington Post. A River of Stars is Vanessa Hua’s first novel.
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