A River of Stars

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Vanessa Hua's first novel is wonderful. I enjoyed this novel about Scarlett Chen, a Chinese woman factory manager who is impregnated by her rich lover boss. He sends her away to Perfume Bay, a place in America where Chinese women are housed and where they can deliver their babies. The goal ofcourse is to have the baby in US soil with automatic American citizenship. Scarlett is really a very interesting complex character and I admire her pluck. There are many themes that bring this novel together such as mother-daughter relationships, motherhood, Chinese culture, community and struggles of being an immigrant. I received this ARC E-book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. I really liked it and I think it will be a stand out novel when it comes out in August 2018. There is a lot in this novel to talk about specially about our various attitudes about illegal immigrants. I think this would be a good book to discuss for a book club


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