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Chia-Chia Lin and Vanessa Hua are each emerging as significant literary voices with critically lauded first novels. Lin’s work, The Unpassing, explores community, identity, and the myth of the American dream through an immigrant family in Alaska. It has been hailed as “an important book” by the New York Times and a “compelling debut” by Hua in her review for Alta. Hua’s A River of Stars was named by both the Washington Post and NPR as one of the Best Books of 2018. The book follows the journey of a pregnant Chinese woman as she makes her way to California and stakes a claim to the American dream. Join Alta and Books Inc. as we bring Lin and Hua in conversation together to discuss their work, their inspiration, and whatever else strikes their fancy in this intimate event.

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Event date: 
Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
317 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
The Unpassing: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374279363
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 7th, 2019

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A River of Stars: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399178795
Availability: Coming Soon - AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Published: Ballantine Books - August 6th, 2019

Books Inc. proudly hosts hundreds of authors a year, from house-hold names to local, debut authors and we look forward to continuing to provide the Bay Area with the “Experience You Can’t Download”. The majority of our events are free and open to the public; all that we ask is that you have a Books Inc. receipt to join the signing line.   

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