Searching for Sylvie Lee

by Jean Kwok



A deeply moving story of family, secrets, identity, and longing, Searching for Sylvie Lee is a gripping page-turner, a sensitive portrait of an immigrant family, and a profound exploration of the many ways culture and language can divide us, and the impossibility of ever truly knowing someone—especially those we love. (HarperCollins, June 4, 2019, HC, 336 pp)

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About the Author


Jean Kwok

Chinese American 

Jean Kwok is the author of Girl in Translation. She was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Brooklyn as a young girl. Between earning her bachelor’s degree from Harvard and her MFA in fiction at Columbia, she was a professional ballroom dancer. She lives in Amsterdam with her husband and children.

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