Jean Kwok

Mambo In Chinatown

Girl in Translation


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For general inquiries about classroom use:

Alan Walker
Academic Marketing Department
Penguin Books
375 Hudson Street

New York, NY 10014

Contact Penguin/Riverhead Books:
Penguin Group
Riverhead Books
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014

For foreign rights:

Tracy Fisher
Head of Foreign Rights
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment

11 Madison Avenue, 18th floor
New York, NY 10010

For Dutch publicity:
Jorien De Vries
Meulenhoff Boekerij
Herengracht 507 
1017 BV Amsterdam


The Maryville Reads book has always been used by the freshmen for the first year experience, but Girl in Translation is the closest we’ve come to a common read for the entire community. The book is rich with a variety of themes that have worked for classes in Occupational Therapy, Graduate education, Business and Nursing. Beyond that, Girl in Translation has had a wide appeal, from the freshmen who are male to our major Maryville donors.

The students really enjoyed Jean. She was so personable. The students were very impressed with her and she had a good rapport with them. Both audiences loved her candor. The conversation just flowed…Jean Kwok was a very good match for Maryville. Her visit was quite an experience for our students, making Girl in Translation come alive!
—Eugenia V. McKee, Ph. D., Dean of the Maryville University Library, Chair, Maryville Reads



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Jean Kwok's books on Goodreads

Girl in Translation Girl in Translation
reviews: 4598
ratings: 36214 (avg rating 3.96)

Mambo in Chinatown Mambo in Chinatown
reviews: 479
ratings: 2637 (avg rating 3.69)

Where the Gods Fly Where the Gods Fly
ratings: 3 (avg rating 4.33)



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