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Book Club: The Unpassing by Chia-Chia Lin, part 1

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Book Club: The Unpassing by Chia-Chia Lin, part 1


The first discussion of our member-chosen read for November and December: The Unpassing, by Chia-Chia Lin.

From the back cover:
"In Chia-Chia Lin’s debut novel, The Unpassing, we meet a Taiwanese immigrant family of six struggling to make ends meet on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska.

With flowing prose that evokes the terrifying beauty of the Alaskan wilderness, Lin explores the fallout after the loss of a child and the way in which a family is forced to grieve in a place that doesn’t yet feel like home. Emotionally raw and subtly suspenseful, The Unpassing is a deeply felt family saga that dismisses the American dream for a harsher, but ultimately more profound, reality."

Shortlisted for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize. A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice.

"A singularly vast and captivating novel . . . What makes Lin’s novel such an important book is the extent to which it probes America’s mythmaking about itself." --Brian Haman, The New York Times Book Review

One of The New York Times Book Review's 14 Books to Watch For in May, one of the Wall Street Journal Magazine's 12 Best Books of Spring, one of TIME's Best New Books to Read in May, and one of Cosmopolitan's 14 Best Books Coming Out in May. Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by the Los Angeles Times, Esquire, Southern Living, The Rumpus, The Millions, Literary Hub and Electric Literature



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