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9 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library YAN (Text) 33500013298740 New Checked out 12/09/2020
Moorhead Public Library YAN (Text) 33500013298757 New On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982100599
  • ISBN: 1982100591
  • ISBN: 9781982165246
  • ISBN: 1982165243
  • Physical Description: 354 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.

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"White Ivy begins as many coming-to-America stories do: Ivy Lin, a Chinese immigrant, grows up in a low-income apartment complex in Massachusetts desperate to assimilate with her American peers. She develops a crush on the golden boy Gideon Speyer, whose patrician New England family is the paragon of the WASP ideal. Ivy's mother is a Tiger Mom, berating Ivy regularly when she disapproves of her grades, her looks, her attitude. But that's where the familiar story ends. Because Ivy has a mentor-her grandmother Meifeng- from whom she learns to shoplift to get the things she needs. Ivy develops a taste for winning and for wealth. Years later, when she bumps into Gideon's father, Ivy believes it's destiny. She's worked long and hard to be the right woman for Gideon. But just as they begin dating, another man from Ivy's past appears, and he has his own set of rules. Ivy soon has a foot in two vastly different worlds. The question is: Which will she choose? A coming-of-age story, a love triangle, an exploration of class and race and identity" -- Front jacket flap.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 August #1
    *Starred Review* "Every place where humans gathered, there would be a food chain. Someone had to be on top." Since childhood, Ivy was taught by her Chinese grandmother to take advantage of the system, using her innocent looks to get away with stealing. As an adult living in Boston, she bumps into the sister of Gideon, her wealthy and charming middle-school crush, and is reconnected to him by what seems to be fate. As their relationship grows, Ivy is thrust into the realm of high society—a world that appears serene and illustrious. She quickly jumps into the act with poise, convincing everyone around her that she belongs to their community. But during a trip with Gideon's family, she encounters her childhood friend, Roux, who was once privy to her impecunious background, delinquent ways, and family troubles—things Ivy wants to remain hidden. As her past threatens her picturesque lifestyle, she decides to take extreme measures to secure her place in power. Yang's dark, spellbinding debut gives insight into the immigrant experience and life in the upper class, challenging the stereotypes and perceptions associated with both. The surprising twists, elegant prose, and complex characters in this coming-of-age story make this a captivating read. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Susie Yang was born in China and came to the United States as a child. After receiving her doctorate of pharmacy from Rutgers, she launched a tech startup in San Francisco that has taught 20,000 people how to code. She has studied creative writing at Tin House and Sackett Street. She has lived across the United States, Europe, and Asia, and now resides in the UK. White Ivy is her first novel.

Subject: Chinese American women > Fiction.
Immigrants > Fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Upper class > Fiction.
Shoplifting > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Love stories.
Novels.
Romance fiction.
Love stories.
Novels.
Romance fiction.

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