Author Talk: Vanessa Hua, A River of Stars

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Author Vanessa Hua joins Our Voices Our Stories SF founder and host Lisa Gray for a book chat focusing on everything from fiction to travel writing, and poetry to memoir.

Hua's novel A River of Stars was named to the Washington Post's and NPR's Best Books of 2018 lists, and has been called a "marvel" by O, The Oprah Magazine, and "delightful" by The Economist.

"A River of Stars splits 'the Chinese immigrant story' into a kaleidoscopic spectrum, putting human faces to the many groups—rich and poor, privileged and marginalized, documented and not—who come to America. Vanessa Hua’s debut is an utterly absorbing novel about the ruthless love of parenthood and the universal truth that sometimes family runs deeper than blood alone. —Celeste Ng, New York Times-bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You.

Our Voices Our Stories SF features women writers of color and elevates their work to new and loyal readers alike. The project started in 2014 after founder Lisa Gray read VIDA data on women of color in publishing along with reports of the outmigration of San Francisco's Black residents. She saw an opportunity to create space for Black women writers  and a need to ensure that the City's Black literary culture survive gentrification and displacement. That vision soon grew to include women of color.

Connect with Vanessa Hua - Website | Twitter | Instagram


This is a Reading, Writing & Poetry program from SFPL. We love reading/sharing/creating words.

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