China Dolls by Michelle Yu
A Novel

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Sports reporter Michelle Yu and lawyer Blossom Kan introduce a vibrant, irresistible novel set in New York City. Based on personal experience, China Dolls is the story of three best friends from childhood--each an unforgettable Asian woman--tackling their late twenties over drinks, laughs, and dim sum:
 
M. J. Wyn, the hip, tomboyish sportswriter trying to achieve her dreams of becoming an on-air broadcaster. Ambitious and driven, M.J. has always struggled to fit into different worlds: her high school boyfriend's blue-blooded country club sphere, her family's traditional Chinese culture, and the very white, very male world of sports.
 
Alex Kwan, the confident, tough, no-nonsense attorney constantly fighting the stereotype of the submissive, docile Asian woman. After a heartbreaking romance, Alex has gone from a fearless daredevil to a woman terrified of taking risks--in her career, in her life, and with love.
 
Lin Cho, the risk-taking, daring stockbroker who has spent her whole life trying not to make the mistakes her mother did. But then Lin falls head over heels with the office playboy, a guy she knows she should steer clear of but can't seem to stay away from.
 
Exploring life at the intersection of two worlds--one of Asian grandmothers and red envelopes, and another of career challenges and dating disasters--China Dolls is an exhilarating debut from two sensational new talents.
 

About Michelle Yu

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Michelle Yu is an on-air sports reporter and a member of the Asian American Journalists Association. She has been a sportswriter for College Sports Television (CSTV) and a reporter for Sports Illustrated for Kids magazine. Blossom Kan is an attorney at a law firm in Manhattan. She graduated from Yale University, where she majored in English, and received her JD from the New York University School of Law.
 
Published February 6, 2007 by Thomas Dunne Books. 292 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Characters think and say such things as “Talk about a blast from the past” and “Sounds like a plan.” And it’s not just that no one will suspect that the banter between M.J.

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Yu feels, “Whatever industry or profession you are in, Asian Americans should really try to work together to support and encourage each other.” And Kan observes, “In this day and age, when it looks very possible that we may have an African American president or a female president, I think that As...

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