I have never written a review before although I have listened to audiobooks for years. "Girl in Translation" should come with a warning - "Do not expect to get anything done once you start this book!" The reader was wonderful and I hope to hear more of her work. A reader can, of course, only be as good as the book and hopefully Jean Kwok will follow this with another of the same quality. My only disappointment was when I heard "12 years later" and realized there was only 33 minutes left in the book. This book is a great read!
is sponsoring a around the book Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok. Their hope is to have a dialogue about this engaging novel among readers from around the world. Primary Source wants you to dive headfirst into Girl in Translation this Thanksgiving weekend and then join the author for a live online discussion December 1 from 4:00 to 5:00 Eastern Standard Time. ( for the Global Read.)
Jean Kwok, author of Girl in Translation, will be reading for City of Asylum/Pittsburgh in May 2011 on her whirlwind international book tour. Her debut novel is a coming-of-age story about Kimberly Chang, a Chinese immigrant trying to survive in New York City.