Jean Kwok

Mambo In Chinatown

Girl in Translation

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Glory Plata
The Penguin Group
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For speaking engagements in the USA:
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Manager, Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau
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For speaking engagements in the Netherlands:

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+31 (0)20 623 49 23


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Jean Kwok's books on Goodreads

Girl in Translation Girl in Translation
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ratings: 36214 (avg rating 3.96)

Mambo in Chinatown Mambo in Chinatown
reviews: 479
ratings: 2637 (avg rating 3.69)

Where the Gods Fly Where the Gods Fly
ratings: 3 (avg rating 4.33)


The Maryville Reads book has always been used by the freshmen for the first year experience, but Girl in Translation is the closest we’ve come to a common read for the entire community. The book is rich with a variety of themes that have worked for classes in Occupational Therapy, Graduate education, Business and Nursing. Beyond that, Girl in Translation has had a wide appeal, from the freshmen who are male to our major Maryville donors.

The students really enjoyed Jean. She was so personable. The students were very impressed with her and she had a good rapport with them. Both audiences loved her candor. The conversation just flowed…Jean Kwok was a very good match for Maryville. Her visit was quite an experience for our students, making Girl in Translation come alive!
—Eugenia V. McKee, Ph. D., Dean of the Maryville University Library, Chair, Maryville Reads




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