Here is my latest book review for the SF Chronicle: ‘Bury What We Cannot Take,’ by Kirstin Chen By Fan...Read More
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Toby Eady, my first literary agent, a mentor and a dear friend, passed away three weeks ago, after losing his battle...Read More
Amethyst Saw writes about books and here is her review on FEBRUARY FLOWERS. Thank you, Amethyst! Humans connect in...Read More
Recently, I had some email correspondence with a reader in France, a mathematician and someone who knows a lot about...Read More
Fan Wu is an exciting storyteller with an original take on the disarray of family history and American culture, and, ultimately, how we manage to define ourselves. BEAUTIFUL AS YESTERDAY is a story with intelligence, insight, and heart.
A book for the new millennium. Told half way between here and there, BEAUTIFUL AS YESTERDAY holds a mirror to America as much as it tells us about contemporary China…Fan Wu tells tales of modern Chinese women without mythologizing or romanticizing their lives. Her stories are foreign and familiar all at once, her writing beautiful and spirited…
Full of mystery and misunderstanding…perfectly poignant
Characters, plot, and Chinoiserie combine in a debut novel (FEBRUARY FLOWERS) that shines…animated by unforgettable characters, and infused with emotional honesty, Fan Wu’s first novel is moving, sexy, and impossible to put down. Her style is deceptively simple, her prose confident, clear and precise…a brilliant debut.
A fresh, original work that strikes a fine balance between intimacy and restraint, and shatters several stereotypes along the way.