Books by Kirstin Chen

BURY WHAT WE CANNOT TAKE by Kirstin Chen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2018

"A modestly engaging, well-researched historical novel of Communist China that fails to fulfill its potential."
A once-wealthy family living in 1950s Maoist China attempts to escape to Hong Kong. Read full book review >
SOY SAUCE FOR BEGINNERS by Kirstin Chen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Comparisons with Lin's new-fangled sauce—short on depth and complexity—are inevitable given the conventional flavor of Chen's readable but lightweight debut."
East or West, music studies or the family business, authentic soy sauce or a cheaper modern alternative? These are the choices facing droopy Gretchen Lin in a pleasant if generic tale of roots and romance. Read full book review >