Author Jenny Zhang and her book, "Sour Heart" -- a collection of short stories about Chinese immigrants in New York City. Zhang's book is our September pick for Bookmarked: The Under the Radar Book Club.

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'Sour Heart' Examines Bittersweet Challenges Of Growing Up Chinese In America

September 1, 2017

Author Jenny Zhang's new book “Sour Heart” links seven short stories about a community of Chinese immigrants living in contemporary New York City. The fictional narrators are all young girls who are navigating adolescence while becoming Americans. From the big sister who wants to be free of her close-knit family life to the young girl who fears speaking English in public, these small intimate stories represent big expressions of the hopes and fears of families trying to find home in a new country. Callie Crossley speaks with Jenny Zhang about “Sour Heart” -- our September selection for Bookmarked: The Under the Radar Book Club.


"Sour Heart" is available in stores and online now. Learn more about the book here.


Jenny Zhang reads more from her latest release, "Sour Heart"

Jenny Zhang and Callie Crossley discuss the rise of young Asian-American women authors telling stories in today's literary scene.


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