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Best selling author Jean Kwok in Las Vegas for traditional author tea and booksigning

Don’t miss this traditional event. Bestselling authors Heather Gudenkauf, Laurie R. King, Jean Kwok, Emily St. John Mandel, and James Rollins will discuss their writing lives and forthcoming books. Enjoy tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats. A book signing will follow.
Jean Kwok immigrated from Hong Kong to Brooklyn when she was 5 and worked in a Chinatown clothing factory for much of her childhood. In between her MFA in fiction at Columbia and undergraduate studies at Harvard, she worked for three years as a professional ballroom dancer for Fred Astaire Studios in New York City. Her debut novel Girl in Translation was a New York Times bestseller and has been assigned in universities, colleges and high schools across the world.

Mambo in Chinatown Riverhead/Penguin June 2014; $27.95;