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Kirstin Chen is the New York Times best-selling author of three novels. Her latest, Counterfeit, out now from William Morrow/HarperCollins (US) and The Borough Press (UK), is the June ’22 Reese’s Book Club pick. It has also been recommended by The New York Times, The Washington Post, People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, Time, Oprah Daily, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Parade, and more. Her previous two novels are Bury What We Cannot Take and Soy Sauce for Beginners. Born and raised in Singapore, she lives in San Francisco.

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Kirstin Chen The grapes were perfect luscious, pale-green orbs that seemed to glow from within. I washed and drained them with care and popped one in my mouth: SEE…moreThe grapes were perfect luscious, pale-green orbs that seemed to glow from within. I washed and drained them with care and popped one in my mouth: SEEDS!(less)
Kirstin Chen Thanks, Elise! I'm in the very early stages of the 3rd book, so I'm guessing it'll be at least a couple of years.…moreThanks, Elise! I'm in the very early stages of the 3rd book, so I'm guessing it'll be at least a couple of years.(less)
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Soy Sauce for Beginners

3.39 avg rating — 6,410 ratings — published 2014 — 16 editions
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Counterfeit

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Bury What We Cannot Take

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“Govern a family as you would cook a small fish—very gently.”
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“One cannot refuse to eat just because there is a chance of being choked.”
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“They said someday you’ll find / all who love are blind / Oh, when your heart’s on fire / You must realize / Smoke gets in your eyes.”
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