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To mark Asian Heritage Month Hachette Book Group asked us to give away, that’s right, give away, no surprises, no tricks, a 5-book package. The contest information is at the bottom of this page. The Asian Heritage Month book set is:
Free Food For Millionaires by Min Jin Lee:
"Competence can be a curse." So begins Min Jin Lee's epic novel about class, society, and identity. Casey Han's four years at Princeton have given her many things: "a refined diction, an enviable golf handicap, a popular white boyfriend, an agnostic's closeted passion for reading the Bible, and a magna cum laude degree in economics. But no job and a number of bad habits."
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Jennifer 8 Lee:
If you think McDonald's is the most ubiquitous restaurant experience in America, consider that there are more Chinese restaurants in America than McDonalds, Burger Kings, and Wendys combined. New York Times reporter and Chinese-American (or American-born Chinese). In her search, Jennifer 8 Lee traces the history of Chinese-American experience through the lens of the food. In a compelling blend of sociology and history, Jenny Lee exposes the indentured servitude Chinese restaurants expect from illegal immigrant chefs, investigates the relationship between Jews and Chinese food, and weaves a personal narrative about her own relationship with Chinese food. The Fortune Cookie Chronicles speaks to the immigrant experience as a whole, and the way it has shaped our country.
Transparency, a collection of stories by Frances Hwang:
With a deceptively simple yet graceful style, and in the tradition of Lara Vapnyar, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Gish Jen, Frances Hwang captures the thousand minor battles waged in the homes of immigrants--struggles to preserve timehonored traditions or break free of them, to maintain authority or challenge it, and to take advantage of modern excesses without diluting one's ethnic identity
Trail of Crumbs by Kim Sunee:
Kim Sunée is the founding food editor of Cottage Living. She was born in South Korea and adopted and raised in New Orleans, and lived in Europe for ten years. She now resides in Birmingham, Alabama.
And Strangers From a Different Shore by Ronald Takaki. This is a history of Asian Americans.
The contest: send an email to contest @ themysterysite.com
and mention you want the Asian Heritage Month prize package. That’s it. No strings attached.
Contest limited to the U.S. and Canada No P.O. Box numbers
All entries and information will be destroyed after the contest.
Contest closes June 2nd 2009