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A river of stars : a novel / Vanessa Hua.

Hua, Vanessa, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 8 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Sechelt/Gibsons. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Gibsons Public Library.

Current holds

2 current holds with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Gibsons Public Library FIC HUA (Text) 30886001056833 Adult Fiction Hardcover Volume hold Checked out 11/29/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399178788
  • Physical Description: 292 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
"In a powerful debut novel about motherhood, immigration, and identity, a pregnant Chinese woman makes her way to California and stakes a claim to the American dream. Holed up with other moms-to-be in a secret maternity home in Los Angeles, Scarlett Chenis far from her native China, where she worked in a factory job and fell in love with the owner, Boss Yeung. Now she's carrying his baby. Already married with three daughters, he's overjoyed because the doctors confirmed he will finally have the son he has always wanted. To ensure that his son has every advantage, he has shipped Scarlett off to give birth on American soil. U.S. citizenship will open doors for their little prince. As Scarlett awaits the baby's arrival, she chokes down bitter medicinal stews and spars with her imperious housemates. The only one who fits in even less is Daisy, a spirited teenager and fellow unwed mother who is being kept apart from her American boyfriend. Then a new sonogram of Scarlett's baby reveals the unexpected. Panicked, she escapes by hijacking a van--only to discover that she has a stowaway: Daisy, who intends to track down the father of her child. They flee to San Francisco's bustling Chinatown, where Scarlett will join countless immigrants desperately trying toseize their piece of the American dream. What Scarlett doesn't know is that her baby's father is not far behind her. -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Chinese women > United States > Fiction.
Women immigrants > United States > Fiction.
Pregnant women > United States > Fiction.
Parenthood > Fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.

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