How We End Up Where We Are

A lovely conversation about the twists and turns in the plot of life — and how we often end up not where we expected, but where we were meant to be. Special thanks to fellow bloggers Tracy Slater and Susan Blumberg-Kason for this post. I look forward to reading their memoirs!

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This week, I passed the 50,000-word mark on The Good Shufu, meaning (phew!) I’m still on track to get it to my editor at Putnam by my deadline in Jan. One of my main themes in the book, and I think a central theme in so many people’s lives, is how the world can lead us to two opposite places at once: the place we never thought we’d be, and the place that was somehow our destination anyway, even though that destination looks completely different from how we thought it would. (More about this here.)

So recently, I was really excited to learn about a new memoir coming out from Sourcebooks, Good Chinese Wife, by the incomparable Susan Blumberg-Kason, who writes about her own unexpected journey. Here’s what Susan says about the ways her story describes ending up where we least expect to be and where…

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About Kaitlin Solimine

Kaitlin Solimine was raised in New Hampshire but has considered China a second home for the past two decades. She is the author of the award-winning forthcoming novel Empire of Glass and co-founder of Hippo Reads, a media start-up connecting academic insights with real world issues. She lives in Singapore.
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One Response to How We End Up Where We Are

  1. thegoodshufu says:

    Hey, thanks for the reblog! Didn’t even know such a thing existed. Looking forward to hearing your next piece of news about Empire of Glass, too!

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