CARA CHOW and 20 Questions
About the Author
Cara Chow was born in Hong Kong and grew up in the Richmond district of San Francisco, where Bitter Melon is set. She attended an all girls’ Catholic high school, competed in speech, and had an encouraging speech coach, which served in part as the inspiration for her novel. She was a PEN Emerging Voices Fellow in 2001. In addition to writing, Cara also teaches Pilates. She currently lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and son. Bitter Melon is her first novel.
I would like to thank Cara for stopping by my blog today! I adored this book and it is should be a must read for everyone.
Frances, a Chinese-American student at an academically competitive school in San Francisco, has always had it drilled into her to be obedient to her mother and to be a straight-A student so that she can go to Med school. But is being a doctor what she wants? It has never even occurred to Frances to question her own feelings and desires until she accidentally winds up in speech class and finds herself with a hidden talent. Does she dare to challenge the mother who has sacrificed everything for her? Set in the 1980s.
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Enjoyed the Q&A with Cara. Glad to see she has such an abundant CA garden! I will have to check out Bitter Melon!
I really enjoyed that Q&A. It was fun and interesting. I wish I lived somewhere warm and sunny year round.