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Van Hoang

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Van Hoang’s first name is pronounced like the van in minivan. Her last name is pronounced “hah-wawng.” Her favorite hobbies include binge-reading, playing the ukulele, thinking about exercise, and hoarding library cards, fountain pens, and silly hats. She earned her bachelor’s in English at the University of New Mexico and her master’s in library information science at San Jose State University. She was born in Vietnam, grew in up Orange County, California, and now resides in Los Angeles with her husband, kid, and two dogs.

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Girl Giant and the Monkey King

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Scott Lynch
“There’s no freedom quite like the freedom of being constantly underestimated.”
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Soman Chainani
“She had always found villains more exciting than heroes. They had ambition, passion. They made the stories happen. Villains didn't fear death. No, they wrapped themselves in death like suits of armor! As she inhaled the school's graveyard smell, Agatha felt her blood rush. For like all villains, death didn't scare her. It made her feel alive.”
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“Men, I thought, were more trouble than they were worth. Really, one should stick to books where one sees the hero coming a mile off.”
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“Look at me, he said to her. His arms and legs jerked. Look at me. You got your wish. I have learned how to love. And it’s a terrible thing. I’m broken. My heart is broken. Help me. The old woman turned and hobbled away. Come back, thought Edward. Fix me”
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“But answer me this: how can a story end happily if there is no love?”
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