China Dolls

By Michelle Yu; Blossom Kan
(Thomas Dunne Books, Hardcover, 9780312362805, 288pp.)

Publication Date: February 6, 2007

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Sports reporter Michelle Yu and lawyer Blossom Kan introduce a vibrant, irresistible novel set in New York City. Based on personal experience, China Dolls is the story of three best friends from childhood--each an unforgettable Asian woman--tackling their late twenties over drinks, laughs, and dim sum:
M. J. Wyn, the hip, tomboyish sportswriter trying to achieve her dreams of becoming an on-air broadcaster. Ambitious and driven, M.J. has always struggled to fit into different worlds: her high school boyfriend's blue-blooded country club sphere, her family's traditional Chinese culture, and the very white, very male world of sports.
Alex Kwan, the confident, tough, no-nonsense attorney constantly fighting the stereotype of the submissive, docile Asian woman. After a heartbreaking romance, Alex has gone from a fearless daredevil to a woman terrified of taking risks--in her career, in her life, and with love.
Lin Cho, the risk-taking, daring stockbroker who has spent her whole life trying not to make the mistakes her mother did. But then Lin falls head over heels with the office playboy, a guy she knows she should steer clear of but can't seem to stay away from.
Exploring life at the intersection of two worlds--one of Asian grandmothers and red envelopes, and another of career challenges and dating disasters--China Dolls is an exhilarating debut from two sensational new talents.

About the Author

Michelle Yu is an on-air sports reporter and a member of the Asian American Journalists Association. She has been a sportswriter for College Sports Television (CSTV) and a reporter for Sports Illustrated for Kids magazine.


Blossom Kan is an attorney at a law firm in Manhattan. She graduated from Yale University, where she majored in English, and received her JD from the New York University School of Law.

Praise For China Dolls

"A fun tale that weaves together the journey of three very different women in their search for love and professional fulfillment in the big city."
- Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, authors of The Nanny Diaries "A smart, sassy saga that explores the bonds of female friendship and the cultural ties between generations."
- Emily Giffin, bestselling author of Baby Proof
"A resoundingly upbeat and fun read, following three great friends in New York City. The insights into Asian culture are simultaneously amusing and illuminating. A highly promising debut."
- Kavita Daswani, author of For Matrimonial Purposes "The Joy Luck Club meets Sex and the City--a fresh, dazzling debut from two exciting new voices."
- Beth Kendrick, author of Fashionably Late "Yu and Kan's heroines are eminently likable, and their adventures in love and on the job do ring true."- Booklist

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