My novel Dragon Chica made Publishers Weekly‘s Online article: “Rousing the Sleepers Top 20 hand-sells from independent presses this fall (plus 20 more online only) ” by Judith Rosen! The article talks about their picks for hit books from independent, small presses this fall.
Here’s the paragraph about Dragon Chica:
Dragon Chica May-lee Chai GemmaMedia (dist. by IPS) Oct., $14.95 paperback original Northern California tour, including NCIBA and Books Inc., Opera Plaza “In all my years of publishing, I have rarely come across a character as memorable as Nea,” says Gemma founder Patricia O’Hare. A Chinese Cambodian teenager and refugee from the Khmer Rouge, Nea and her family make it to Texas where they discover that a wealthy aunt and uncle made it to America as well. Once reunited, the past and a forbidden love threaten to tear the family apart. Robert Olen Butler calls this coming-of-age novel “a remarkable act of literary magic.” May-lee Chai is the author of five books, including The Girl from Purple Mountain.
For the full article, and the full list of indie books that are potential sleeper hits from Publishers Weekly’s point of view, click here: \”Rousing the Sleepers\”