• The cover of the book Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune

    Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune

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    This delightful story is all about culture, romance, food, family, and a bit of magic. Natalie returns home to San Francisco after the death of her estranged mother. When she takes on the job of running her grandmother’s restaurant, she’s presented with challenges while simultaneously discovering things about herself and exploring her family’s past.

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  • The cover of the book The Bride Test

    The Bride Test

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    This book has the best example of an interfering mother, who goes as far as Vietnam to pick a bride for her son. When Esme Tran lands in America, she knows she’s there to woo Khai––it’s the deal she made with his mother. But then she gets caught chasing the American dream and a father she never knew, but who has left a gaping hole in her life.

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  • The cover of the book The Marriage Game

    The Marriage Game

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    This book puts a twist on the meddling mother by introducing the meddling father. When Layla moves back home, her dad signs her up on a dating site and starts vetting potential husbands. This is such a hilarious book with an interesting look into an Indian family and their approach to dating and marriage.

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  • The cover of the book Next Year in Havana

    Next Year in Havana

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    When Marisol loses her grandmother, she travels to Havana to spread her grandmother’s ashes and begins to discover the secrets her family has hidden for years. I love the way this book intertwines the history of Marisol’s family with the history of Cuba. It’s just such an incredible book.

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  • The cover of the book Ayesha at Last

    Ayesha at Last

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    This thought-provoking retelling of Pride and Prejudice explores the emotional complexities within a family, among other things. An independent Muslim woman with dreams of becoming a poet, Ayesha wants to get married but doesn’t want an arranged marriage. She deals with her family’s expectations while trying to work through her feelings for the conservative and judgmental Khalid, who has family issues of his own.

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