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