In this audiobook, Natalie Tan returns to her childhood home in San Francisco's Chinatown after her mother's death. She is determined to reopen the restaurant once run by her mysterious grandmother and revitalize the neighborhood. Listeners eager to discover the fate of Natalie's restaurant may be frustrated by narrator Catherine Ho's leisurely pace, but those interested in Lim's lush descriptions of food and Natalie's angst over her restaurant dream, her parents, and her current relationships will enjoy Ho's expressive delivery. She handles the Chinese names for characters and food with ease and uses subtle voices to distinguish the many secondary characters. A languid listen for those interested in food, family, and a hint of magical realism. E.C. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2019]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2019
DD ISBN 9781984890382 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2019
DD ISBN 9781984890399 $76.00
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