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CHIA-CHIA LIN and VANESSA HUA event banner

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
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 7th, 2019

A River of Stars: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399178795
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 6th, 2019

One of Books Inc.’s favorite aspects of being booksellers is getting the chance to welcome and host 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” in our stores when we can assure authors and guests that it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we are working on an exciting list of virtual events for both adults and children and we look forward to exploring this new format with you.

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