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Kathryn Ma

Biography

Kathryn Ma

Kathryn Ma is the author of the story collection ALL THAT WORK AND STILL NO BOYS, winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award. The book was named a San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Discoveries Book. She is also the recipient of the David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction. Before becoming a writer, Ma was a partner in a California law firm. She lives with her family in San Francisco. This is her first novel.

Kathryn Ma

Books by Kathryn Ma

by Kathryn Ma - Family & Relationships, Fiction, Women's Fiction

The Kong women are rocked by 18 year old Ari's disastrous trip to her "home" orphanage in China, which has sent her into a self-destructive spiral. Her adoptive mother, Charlie, is desperate to keep her daughter safe. Meanwhile, Charlie must endure the scrutiny of her beautiful, Bryn Mawr educated mother, Gran --- who, as the daughter of a cultured Chinese doctor, came to America to survive Mao's revolution --- and her sister, Les, a brilliant judge. As they cope with Ari's journey of discovery, the Kong women will come face to face with the truths of their lives --- intertwining stories of accomplishments, secrets, and love.