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Marginalia: Vanessa Hua

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In her new novel, author Vanessa Hua uses an immigrant story to explore the definition of home and belonging, but it’s her use of setting that encourages the reader to look under the surface--or up beyond ground level--to recognize that every immigrant story is unique.

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A River of Stars follows a young woman on her flight from China to the US, through the birth of her child, to her own quest of achieving the American Dream.

I recently spoke with Vanessa Hua about the book as well as her work as a journalist. Here's our conversation:

And if you listened to the commentary on air, this is what you heard:

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Vanessa Hua | Marginalia, the commentary

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A River of Stars by Vanessa Hua was published by Ballantine Books.

Marginalia was produced at KMUW Wichita.

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Editors: Lu Anne Stephens and Haley Crowson
Producer: Beth Golay

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Beth Golay is KMUW's Director of Marketing and Digital Content. She is the host of the KMUW podcast Marginalia and co-host with Suzanne Perez of the Books & Whatnot podcast. You can find her on Wichita Transit in conversation with other riders for En Route, a monthly segment on KMUW's weekly news program The Range.