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The Fortunes of Jaded Women

by Caroline Huynh
A Heartwarming, funny, dramatic story that explores the complicated, dysfunctional relationships between Vietnamese mothers, daughters, and sisters. A psychic predicts that all in one year, they will experience a death, a marriage, and a pregnancy.The Fortunes of Jaded Women by Caroline Huynh #contemporary  fiction, #reading, #books to read, #books

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"Huynh pulls off an admirable portrait of well-meaning mothers and their children. . . . Worth checking out." - Publishers Weekly

"You can always count me in for a story about generations of cursed women, but I was surprised-and thoroughly delighted-to discover how much I would laugh out loud at the exploits of these mothers, daughters, and sisters. Carolyn Huynh's The Fortunes of Jaded Women is a terrific debut. I'm eager to read more from her." - Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

"Huynh's debut novel explores the dynamics of a stubborn Vietnamese American family with humor and tenderness, ultimately showing how the women slowly find healing, love, and happiness together." - Booklist

"Written with crackling humor and a shrewd, intimate understanding of Vietnamese American family life, the book is full of tart, broad comedy and farcical setups. . . . A funny, sharp, and insightful look at family bonds and the effects of tradition on modern life. . . .You will laugh along with the Duongs, but you'll also find yourself cheering for their reconciliation." - Kirkus Reviews

"Sharp, smart, and gloriously extra, The Fortunes of Jaded Women pays homage to the counterfeit-Louis-Vuitton queens of the Vietnamese diaspora and West Coast witches everywhere. I laughed out loud at the familiar stubbornness, the high- and low-stakes cutthroatedness of these complex and lovable mothers and daughters." - Nancy Jooyoun Kim, the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Story of Mina Lee

"Clever, hilarious, and deliciously dramatic. In this knockout debut, Huynh weaves a tangled, multigenerational story between fierce, stubborn Vietnamese mothers and their estranged daughters that is equally wild and heartfelt. It beautifully captures how far mothers would go to create a better life for their daughters and reconnect with them when their efforts go awry. Unlike their fake designer purses, this book is the real deal." - Julie Tieu, author of The Donut Trap

"Mixing superstition, family drama, and a cast of unforgettable characters, Carolyn Huynh works magic in her debut. The Fortunes of Jaded Women is nothing short of a modern Shakespearean comedy of errors that perfectly depicts the intricate relationship between parents and their children. I can't wait for the world to meet the Duong family!" - Eric Nguyen, author of Things We Lost to the Water


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