Books by Jean Kwok

MAMBO IN CHINATOWN by Jean Kwok
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2014

"It's a shame that Kwok lets the end fall apart—rushing through a clichéd, melodramatic revelation that resolves way too easily—since much of Charlie's Cinderella story, not to mention Charlie herself, is charming."
From Kwok (Girl in Translation, 2010), another story about a plucky young Chinese-American woman whose hard work transports her out of poverty and hidebound traditions to find love and success. Read full book review >
GIRL IN TRANSLATION by Jean Kwok
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2010

"A straightforward and pleasant, if somewhat predictable narrative, marred in part by an ending that too blatantly tugs at the heartstrings."
An iteration of a quintessential American myth—immigrants come to America and experience economic exploitation and the seamy side of urban life, but education and pluck ultimately lead to success. Read full book review >