A Life of Books: Jenny Tinghui Zhang, author of Four Treasures of the Sky

A Life of Books: Jenny Tinghui Zhang, author of Four Treasures of the Sky

The Adroit Journal Senior Editor, Jenny Tinghui Zhang, has published her debut novel Four Treasures in the Sky. The book is an 1880s epic that uses the Chinese Exclusion Act as the backdrop. It explores the American West, immigration, racism, and so much more backed by breathtaking prose.

Zhang’s work has also been featured in Apogee, CALYX, Ninth Letter, Passages North, wildness, and The Rumpus, with essays in HuffPost, Bustle, The Cut, and HelloGiggles, among others.

We asked her to answer our recurring “A Life of Books” questionnaire so readers can get to know her better.

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A Life of Books with Kai Harris, author of What the Fireflies Knew

A Life of Books with Kai Harris, author of What the Fireflies Knew

Kai Harris has written a book that was pitched for fans of Jesmyn Ward. That’s a tall order to stand up to and, by golly, she did it. In What the Fireflies Knew, Harris follows KB and Nia as they are sent to live with their grandfather after their father overdoses. The coming-of-age book is soft where it needs to be but it doesn’t pull punches. KB is a character readers soon won’t forget.

Kai Harris answered the Debutiful “A Life of Books” questionnaire so readers can get to know her.

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