Confucius Jane

Confucius Jane

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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"On leave from grad school, Jane Morrow has a new job, helping out in her uncle's fortune cookie factory, and a new roommate--her precocious 11-year-old cousin. Though surrounded by her loving family and their close-knit Chinatown community, Jane feels like a colossal failure. Writing fortunes is a kind of poetry, but Jane is penning words of wisdom for strangers while wondering if she will ever have the guts to move on with her dissertation and her life. When Jane meets medical student Sutton St. James at her local noodle shop, sparks fly"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ♭2015
ISBN: 9780765381682
Characteristics: 345 pages ; 22 cm


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EmilyC_KCMO Feb 14, 2018

Modern romance between unconventional characters, set in New York's Chinatown. A budding relationship between two women is threatened by a family scandal. (Mild)

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Aug 01, 2017

I give this book a high rating because of the purity of the romance between Sutton and Jane. Neither of them set out to fall in love. They both had complicated lives that kept them from prioritizing a romantic endeavor in any kind of way. But the chemistry was there and their devotion and commitment towards what is required of a loving partner was also there. When this happens then you have no choice but to fall in love.

8lynne Nov 16, 2016

good characters. enjoyable read. ignore the snarky comments.

Aug 24, 2016

I struggled to finish this amateurish attempt at a novel. Not sure why. If I were this author's creative writing instructor in anything past high school, she would get a failing grade.
If she is attempting edginess with an LGBTQ or biracial angle, this is an even bigger fail. This was almost too vanilla for words. definitely too vanilla for Chinese cuisine/characters or calligraphy.

Mar 17, 2016

Wow! an intriguing title and story premise that a Caucasian author's debut novel about a Chinese/Irish poetess who created fortune cookie messages in NYC Chinatown, and her love affair with a Medical student who chose to frequent a noodle shop ... Unfortunately, not much about Confucious, poetry and little new on medicine. Gave up after about a third through.


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