or, The History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World
Originally published in 1778, Evelina is Frances Burney’s first and most beloved novel. It was alandmark in the development of the novel of manners and went on to influencesuch enduringly popular authors as Jane Austen.
By turns hilarious and grim, witty and lyrical, the storyfollows young Evelina as she leaves the seclusion of her country home... Read more »
All You Can Ever Know
“Nicole Chung’s memoir is a moving account of a young woman’s gradually evolving understanding of family and of herself as she uncovers the truth about the circumstances behind her adoption. Refusing the false dichotomy of adoption as inherently positive or negative, she reminds us that adoption is a fact and that it’s always complicated. This is an extraordinary account, told with candor and empathy. Though the transracial adoption of Asian Americans into white families and communities is common, few books have been written from the perspective of the adoptee. Chung has much to teach us, and readers approaching this book with a heart as open as hers will find much to nourish them here.”Karen Maeda Allman , The Elliott Bay Book Company