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Mon 10/16 @7 - PRE-LAUNCH KICK-OFF hosted by AAPI Civic Engagement Fund and Run AAPI (virtual)

Tu 10/17 @7 - Strand Bookstore, Manhattan, NYC with Jafreen Uddin

Wed 10/18 @7 - Books Are Magic (Montague), Brooklyn with Hannah Bae

Th 10/19 @7 - MLK Library, DC with Ben DeGuzman

Fr 10/20 @ 12:30 - East Brunswick Library

F 10/20 @6 - Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA with David L. Eng

Sa 10/21 @5 - Princeton Library Beyond Words Gala, NJ with A.M. Homes

Su 10/22 @6 - Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA with Rani Neutill

M 10/23 @7:30- Ramsey Library (zoom), St. Paul, MN with Katie Chin

Tu 10/24 @ 6 - Boston Atheneum, MA with Amber Payne

Th 10/26 @1 - Cal Poly Pomona, CA

Th 10/26 @7 - Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA with Jeff Yang

Fr 10/27 @7 - Stop AAPI Hate at JANM, Los Angeles, CA with Manjusha Kulkarni

Sa 10/28 @2 - Oakland Asian Cultural Center, CA with Terry Park

Su 10/ 29 @6 - Books, Inc., Palo Alto, CA

M 10/30 @7 - Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Ave., Inner Sunset, SF with Dominic Lim

W 11/1 @6 - Ocean Star Restaurant w/ University Bookstore, Seattle, WA

Th 11/2 @12:30 - University of Washington at Tacoma

F 11/3 @7 - Portland State Univ, OR

Su 11/5 @2 - Boswell Books, Milwaukee, WI

M 11/6 @7 - North Central College, Naperville, IL with Liz Spencer

Tu 11/7 @6 - American Writers Museum, Chicago, IL

W 11/8 @TBD - Oakland Univ, Rochester Hills, MI

Th 11/9 @ 4 - Univ Michigan (Rackham) Ann Arbor, MI

Sa 11/11 @ 6:30 - Ann Arbor District Library, MI

Su 11/12 @ 2 - Detroit Historical Museum, MI

Mo 11/13 @1 - University of Toledo, OH

Tu 11/14 @4:30 - Bowling Green Univ, OH

W 11/15 @5 - Oberlin College, OH

Th 11/16 @7 - Cuyahoga Library, Beachwood, OH

Fr 11/17 @7 - Norcross Public Library, GA

Su 11/19 @TBD - Miami Book Fair, FL


Stops in Phoenix, Denver, Houston, Richmond, San Diego, Tucson to come. For more info, email

Thanks to the University of Michigan  Alumni Association and other community groups for supporting individual readings.

Big Fall 2023 Tour

Latest Updates


Amazon • Barnes and Noble

Bookshop • Kobo • Libro • Little, Brown.

LIST ALERT!  In anticipation of our upcoming release, we've been named to a few lists. Check it out!

Washington Post - 29 Books to Read this Fall

San Francisco Chronicle - 25 Highly Anticipated Books for this fall

Time Magazine - Top 36 Most Anticipated Titles for the Fall

Electric Literature - Most Anticipated LGBT Titles

Goodreads - 55 Most Anticipated Books for the Fall

Publishers Weekly - Top 10 Memoirs for the Fall

W Magazine - The 23 Most Anticipated Books this Fall

Eater - The Best Food Books to Read this Fall

And here are nice reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly.

INTERVIEW ALERT! I was recently interviewed for a FOX 2 News report on the destruction of one of the last buildings in Detroit's Chinatown. Sadly, the building was demolished, but here's an OP-ED I wrote for the Free Press.

And here is a segment from Tucson's public TV station and their show, Arizona Illustrated. The story is about the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, but I am featured starting at 5:11

Dear Corky and Other Chinatown Stories

 Our award-winning documentary will be available o Kanopy, along with three of our other shorts on Chinatown, focusing on Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco. Be on the lookout!


Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant

Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant

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