Books by Susan Choi

TRUST EXERCISE by Susan Choi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2019

"Never sentimental; always thrillingly alive."
What begins as the story of obsessive first love between drama students at a competitive performing arts high school in the early 1980s twists into something much darker in Choi's singular new novel. Read full book review >
MY EDUCATION by Susan Choi
Released: July 1, 2013

"There seems to be a happy ending here, though it's hard to be certain for whom."
The sexual initiation of a graduate student, who learns how much she does not know, in a novel that somehow feels both overstuffed (style) and undernourished (substance). Read full book review >
A PERSON OF INTEREST by Susan Choi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2008

"Lee's soul is too small to carry the novel, despite the author's astute observations."
Choi (The Foreign Student, 1998, etc.) draws on the Unabomber case for her awkward third novel, about a campus bombing and a beleaguered Asian-American professor. Read full book review >
AMERICAN WOMAN by Susan Choi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2003

"Earnest but disappointing."
An ambitious version of the Patty Hearst story: the result is intellectually provocative and vividly imagined but weighed down by its intentions. Read full book review >
THE FOREIGN STUDENT by Susan Choi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The result is deserving of praise, and the author of encouragement."
An uneven first novel that elegantly details the love story of two young people, a Korean student and a southern beauty, whose earlier lives have been shaped by war and obsession. Read full book review >