Looking for your next read? Check out Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim, reviewed by Fulco Library staff, Julia R.
Cultural struggles are gently portrayed in this endearing novel of mother and daughter Tan. Natalie returns home to Chinatown in San Francisco after her mother Miranda’s death. She learns her conceptions about her agoraphobic mother and the community couldn’t be more wrong. While presuming that friends and neighbors ignored her and her family, she learns they loved and supported them all along. She also learns that her grandmother, Qiao, was a famous chef and with the help of her community, Natalie reopens the family restaurant. Traditional Chinese recipes are shared throughout the novel and add a special addition to the story. This is a charming tale of friendship, family and community with a sprinkle of magical realism that will warm your heart and soothe your spirit.
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