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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library BUT (Text) 33500013422696 New Checked out 08/10/2021
Moorhead Public Library BUT (Text) 33500013422688 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780593198728
  • ISBN: 0593198727
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2021.

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"When an American woman inherits the wealth of her Taiwanese family, she travels to confront them about their betrayals of the past in this stunning debut by Lyn Liao Butler. Lexa Thomas has never quite fit in. Having grown up in a family of blondes while more closely resembling Constance Wu, she's neither white enough nor Asian enough. Visiting her father in Taiwan as a child, Lexa thought she'd finally found a place where she belonged. But that was years ago, and even there, some never truly considered her to be Taiwanese. When her estranged father dies unexpectedly, leaving the fate of his Taiwanese family in Lexa's hands, her safe life in New York City is no longer enough. She is faced with the choice to return to Taiwan and claim her place in her heritage . . . or leave her Taiwanese family to lose their home for good. Armed with the advice of two half sisters (one American and the other Taiwanese, who can't stand each other), a mother who has rediscovered her sexuality, and a man whose kisses make her walk into walls, Lexa finally confronts the person who drove her away from Taiwan all those decades ago. As the truth of the last fateful summer in Taiwan slowly unfolds, Lexa must stand up for herself and open her heart to family and love, or allow the repercussions of her family's choices to forever dictate the path of her life"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 June #1
    Lexa Thomas, a fitness trainer in New York City, is Taiwanese American and grew up aware of her differences within her white family. Her Taiwanese birth father was part of her life from age eight to her mid-teens, but there has been no contact with her Taiwanese family after a rupture several years ago during her last summer visit. Now in her thirties, Lexa is close to her mom, stepfather, and sister, and has a satisfying job, but she has a persistent sense of not belonging fully anywhere. Then her parents' marriage breaks apart, and Hsu Sing, her sister in Taiwan, calls with news of her father's death and of the complicated legacy of her Uncle Pong. Butler offers a fast-moving, easy-to-read story that almost belies the depth of her thematic preoccupations as she recounts funny dating episodes and other diverting strands. The martial-arts story line is empowering, as are the glimpses into the reality of growing up biracial and the enormous pressures of cultural expectations. The interesting array of characters and energetic plot will please readers. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Racially mixed women > Fiction.
Taiwanese Americans > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Inheritance and succession > Fiction.
Taiwan > Fiction.
Inheritance and succession.
Racially mixed women.
Taiwanese Americans.
Genre: Fiction.

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