Susan Choi

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Susan Choi was born in South Bend, Indiana and was raised there and in Houston, Texas. She studied literature at Yale and writing at Cornell, and worked for several years as a fact-checker for The New Yorker.

Her latest novel, Trust Exercise, was the winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, and was a national bestseller. Trust Exercise was also named a best book of 2019 by The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times, ELLE, Bustle, Town & Country, Publishers Weekly, The Millions, The Chicago Tribune, and TIME.

Her first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finali
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Average rating: 3.24 · 23,070 ratings · 4,080 reviews · 13 distinct worksSimilar authors
Trust Exercise: A Novel

3.15 avg rating — 15,778 ratings — published 2019 — 14 editions
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My Education

3.26 avg rating — 3,330 ratings — published 2013 — 17 editions
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American Woman

3.53 avg rating — 1,232 ratings — published 2003 — 9 editions
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A Person of Interest

3.48 avg rating — 1,144 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Camp Tiger

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3.89 avg rating — 615 ratings — published 2019 — 2 editions
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The Foreign Student

3.43 avg rating — 523 ratings — published 1998 — 9 editions
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Trust Exercise: Sneak Peek

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Here She Comes Now: Essays ...

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“Thoughts are often false. A feeling's always real. Not true, just real”
Susan Choi, Trust Exercise

“I didn't grasp that desire and duty could rival each other, least of all that they most often did.”
Susan Choi, My Education

“To David, love meant declaration. Wasn't that the whole point? To Sarah, love meant a shared secret. Wasn't that the whole point?”
Susan Choi, Trust Exercise

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