Confucius Jane

Confucius Jane

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On leave from grad school, Jane Morrow is helping out in her uncle's fortune cookie factory. Though surrounded by her loving family and their close-knit Chinatown community, Jane feels like a colossal failure, wondering if she will ever have the guts to move on with her dissertation and her life. When Jane meets medical student Sutton St. James at her local noodle shop, sparks fly. Sutton stands at a career crossroads: surgical residency or stem cell research overseas? The first is what her father, former Surgeon General and "America's doctor" has planned for her, but the latter might help find a cure for her mother's debilitating MS. Sutton's only certainty is that she has no time for a relationship - yet neither she nor Jane can deny the chemistry between them. It's a picture perfect romance until Sutton's father's scandalous secret threatens her family and reputation. In her rush to protect Jane and the community she has come to hold dear, has Sutton turned her back on the only thing that truly matters?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 139 x 210 x 22mm | 272.16g
  • St Martin's Press
  • FORGE
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765383799
  • 9780765383792
  • 2,208,783

About Katie Lynch

Katie Lynch is the director of the MTS Honors Program at SUNY Rockland Community College, where she also teaches English. She lives with her wife, son, and dogs in New York City's West Village.
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Prediction: Those with the good fortune to read "Confucius Jane" will fall in love with Katie Lynch's singular heroines. What a charmer of a novel! "Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author"" "Prediction: Those with the good fortune to read Confucius Jane will fall in love with Katie Lynch's singular heroines. What a charmer of a novel!" --Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author"A thoroughly charming and refreshingly confident story about forging your own path to home and family--however you define them...her vibrant, wholly unique characters are a joy to meet and discover. One can only hope that Lynch has more stories to share because it is certain that this novel will win her a number of devoted fans."--RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)"A fresh, surprising and lovely take on modern love. Sometimes poignant, sometimes brutally funny, and always entertaining, this novel is going to make readers very happy. Lynch writes honestly and from the heart about the things that matter most in life."--Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author"Lynch creates an unconventional and likable heroine in Jane. And while it's obvious that the two women will end up together, the story of how they find their way back to each other is sweet and compelling."--Booklist"A solid modern romance that expresses the gamut of emotions iinvolved at the start of a new relationship. The vibrant descriptions of Manhattan's diverse community will please fans of GBT stories and those who enjoy Asian American protagonists."--Library Journal"In this charming debut, which straddles the line between romance and women's fiction, two women attempt to juggle life, love, and their careers...The protagonists' chemistry and Lynch's knack for description and setting provide a delightful beginning and middle, with an adorable meet cute in a noodle shop facilitated by Jane's precocious, scene-stealing cousin."--Publisher's Weekly Prediction: Those with the good fortune to read Confucius Jane will fall in love with Katie Lynch's singular heroines. What a charmer of a novel! Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author A thoroughly charming and refreshingly confident story about forging your own path to home and family however you define them...her vibrant, wholly unique characters are a joy to meet and discover. One can only hope that Lynch has more stories to share because it is certain that this novel will win her a number of devoted fans. RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)"A fresh, surprising and lovely take on modern love. Sometimes poignant, sometimes brutally funny, and always entertaining, this novel is going to make readers very happy. Lynch writes honestly and from the heart about the things that matter most in life. Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author Lynch creates an unconventional and likable heroine in Jane. And while it s obvious that the two women will end up together, the story of how they find their way back to each other is sweet and compelling. Booklist A solid modern romance that expresses the gamut of emotions iinvolved at the start of a new relationship. The vibrant descriptions of Manhattan s diverse community will please fans of GBT stories and those who enjoy Asian American protagonists. Library Journal In this charming debut, which straddles the line between romance and women s fiction, two women attempt to juggle life, love, and their careers...The protagonists chemistry and Lynch s knack for description and setting provide a delightful beginning and middle, with an adorable meet cute in a noodle shop facilitated by Jane s precocious, scene-stealing cousin." Publisher s Weekly" Prediction: Those with the good fortune to read "Confucius Jane" will fall in love with Katie Lynch's singular heroines. What a charmer of a novel! "Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author" A thoroughly charming and refreshingly confident story about forging your own path to home and family however you define them...her vibrant, wholly unique characters are a joy to meet and discover. One can only hope that Lynch has more stories to share because it is certain that this novel will win her a number of devoted fans. "RT Book Reviews " (Top Pick!)"A fresh, surprising and lovely take on modern love. Sometimes poignant, sometimes brutally funny, and always entertaining, this novel is going to make readers very happy. Lynch writes honestly and from the heart about the things that matter most in life. Susan Wiggs, "New York Times "bestselling author Lynch creates an unconventional and likable heroine in Jane. And while it s obvious that the two women will end up together, the story of how they find their way back to each other is sweet and compelling. "Booklist" A solid modern romance that expresses the gamut of emotions iinvolved at the start of a new relationship. The vibrant descriptions of Manhattan s diverse community will please fans of GBT stories and those who enjoy Asian American protagonists. "Library Journal" In this charming debut, which straddles the line between romance and women s fiction, two women attempt to juggle life, love, and their careers...The protagonists chemistry and Lynch s knack for description and setting provide a delightful beginning and middle, with an adorable meet cute in a noodle shop facilitated by Jane s precocious, scene-stealing cousin." "Publisher s Weekly""
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Rating details

191 ratings
3.47 out of 5 stars
5 16% (31)
4 33% (63)
3 36% (69)
2 12% (22)
1 3% (6)
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