Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Women's Tales: starts Thursday

Women's Tales
a virtual book event
January 13-20, 2010

stories by and about women


One of the Guest Authors for the event is Cara Chow who has written...

Bitter Melon

Description from the amazon:
Frances, a Chinese-American student at an academically competitive school in San Francisco, has always had it drilled into her to be obedient to her mother and to be a straight-A student so that she can go to Med school. But is being a doctor what she wants? It has never even occurred to Frances to question her own feelings and desires until she accidentally winds up in speech class and finds herself with a hidden talent. Does she dare to challenge the mother who has sacrificed everything for her? Set in the 1980s.

--/=/=-- Book Giveaway courtesy of Goodman Media --=\=\=-

Open to all.

Offer ends: January 30, 2011

TO DO:

Read about Cara.

1. Ask author, Cara, a question in regards to this book or topic.

2. Come back during the last day of Women's Tales event to read Cara's response.

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RESPONSES are here.

INSTEAD, tell me something of interest you learned from Cara's site.

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17 comments:

  1. This sounds like a really great book!
    My question is how much research did you have to do when writing Bitter Melon?

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  2. I agree - the cover is genuinely pretty!

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  3. My question : What is your writing mantra in 15 words or less?

    Thanks.

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. I read from Cara's website and very curious to know about how similar she feels about the main Frances and herself?

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  5. Do you think that the story of people with "divided" identity/origins is more powerful and gives you more options than people without those characteristics?

    joanapatriciadias AT gmail DOT com

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  6. Cara, was this book based on your own experiences and if so, what have you learned from your own writing?

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  7. Is this only a past experience or do you feel it still happens to a lot of young girls nowadays?

    dr.strangelove.vs.citizen.kane
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    gmail.com

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  8. Hi Cara, may I ask if there are any similarities between the main character Frances and yourself? Did you create this character based on your own story?

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  9. Why this particular title/fruit?

    catarina(dot)magoito(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. As you write, what are your feelings about the text?
    Do you love it while writing and have doubts when re-reading?

    39 DOT 5susy AT gmail DOT com

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  11. What is the most valuable thing your editor does in your relation?

    educhico AT gmail DOT com

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  12. It is interesting how the joy luck club was such a great influence on her life and relationships. I would love to read her book.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  13. I think it is a fascinating realization that the differences between mother and daughter are cultural differences. I would really love t read her book. This may help me understand my niece and nephew more.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  14. I learned she competed in Speech.
    We don't have that here in Portugal!

    goncalo DOT mil AT gmail DOT com

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  15. I discovered a book to read in the future: The Joy Luck Club.

    agcestrela[at]gmail.com

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  16. Cara attended a feminist all girls Catholic high school!

    Thank you!

    precious_shusky@yahoo.com

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