“…This is a story for our time. Young adult and adult readers will find respite, hope, encouragement, and joy in this carefully crafted and warmly felt debut.”
―Mary Rakow, award-winning author of The Memory Room

“Lori Qian’s story is stunning! From the courage to leave her family and move to China to being served frog and eel at her soon-to-be in-laws’ house, her story will remind you that life is a grand adventure. Qian’s vivid storytelling invites us to come along for the ride.”
―McArthur Krishna, award-winning and best-selling author of the Girls Who Choose God series

“An incredible story about finding home, finding yourself, and falling in love in a foreign country, Lori Qian’s inspiring memoir is a reminder that life is full of surprises and hope.”
―Jennifer Chen Tran, literary agent