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November 07, 2021
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Aunties and Tiger Moms: Writing the Asian Family

In Jesse Q Sutanto’s debut novel, Dial A for Aunties, when Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get rid of the body. In The Tiger Mom’s Tale by Lyn Liao Butler, Lexa Thomas’s estranged father dies unexpectedly, leaving the fate of his Taiwanese family in Lexa’s hands, and Lexa with difficult choices to make. Join the two authors for a lively discussion moderated by Joanna Lee, about family drama, cultural identity, the comfort of food, and the particular joys and challenges of Asian relatives.  

This event is supported by the U.S. Consulate General of Hong Kong and Macao

Authors will appear virtually.

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Lyn Liao Butler was born in Taiwan and moved to the States when she was seven. When she is not torturing clients or talking to imaginary characters, Lyn enjoys spending time with her FDNY husband, their son (the happiest little boy in the world), and two stubborn dachshunds.

Jesse Sutanto is an author of books for children and adults. She received her Masters from the University of Oxford. She grew up in Indonesia and Singapore and currently lives in Jakarta with her husband and two daughters.