Episode QS77: Qian Julie Wang + Charles Yu (December 9, 2021)

 

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Beautiful Country: A Memoir By Qian Julie Wang Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385547215
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Doubleday - September 7th, 2021

In Chinese, the word for America, Mei Guo, translates directly to “beautiful country.” Yet when seven-year-old Qian arrives in New York City in 1994 full of curiosity, she is overwhelmed by crushing fear and scarcity. In China, Qian’s parents were professors; in America, her family is “illegal” and it will require all the determination and small joys they can muster to survive.