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Early Praise for Ancestor Trouble

In the order received, here are some positive words about my upcoming book, Ancestor Trouble, from writers I admire who took time from their own important work to craft this praise: Abbott Kahler, Laila Lalami, Maaza Mengiste, Sarah Smarsh, and Dionne Ford. I’m grateful beyond measure to each of them, knowing, as Alexander Chee has said, that “writers are often terrifying to normal people” because there’s “almost . . .

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Monthly Mini-Library Giveaways

For anyone pondering ancestors and their significance for us, I wanted to mention the giveaways I’ve started doing on my newsletter every month, in thanks for Ancestor Trouble pre-orders. I’m giving away two or three books that, in one way or another, fed into or inspired mine. Last month’s mini-library was: Ancestors: The Story of China Told Through the Lives . . .

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Ancestor Trouble is Available for Pre-Order

Hello, old friends and readers! If you’ve been waiting to put down your hard-earned money for my first book, you’re in luck. Ancestor Trouble: A Reckoning and a Reconciliation (Random House, March 2022) can be pre-ordered from your local independent bookstore or your online bookshop of choice. The wonderful Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn is offering signed or personalized copies (be . . .

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