Bestsellers by Asian American Authors on Audio

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Author: Ocean Vuong | Narrator: Ocean Vuong
Release Date: June 04, 2019
An instant New York Times Bestseller! Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel AwardShortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction...
Author: Ted Chiang | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman, Edoardo Ballerini, Ted Chiang and Amy Landon
Release Date: May 07, 2019
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR • Nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories—two published for the very first time—all from the mind of the incomparable author of Stor...
Author: Vanessa Hua | Narrator: Jennifer Lim
Release Date: August 14, 2018
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • In a powerful debut about modern-day motherhood, immigration, and identity, a pregnant Chinese woman stakes a claim to the American dream in California.“Utterly absorbing.”—Celeste Ng • “A ...
Author: R. O. Kwon | Narrator: Keong Sim
Release Date: July 31, 2018
Now a National Bestseller"Religion, politics, and love collide in this slim but powerful novel reminiscent of Donna Tartt's The Secret History, with menace and mystery lurking in every corner." --People Magazine"The most buzzed-about debut of the sum...
Author: Chang-rae Lee | Narrator: Greg Watanabe
Release Date: April 17, 2018
Chang-rae Lee's A Gesture Life is now available for the first time in audio!His remarkable debut novel was called "rapturous" (The New York Times Book Review), "revelatory" (Vogue), and "wholly innovative" (Kirkus Reviews). It was the recipient of si...
Author: Celeste Ng | Narrator: Jennifer Lim
Release Date: September 12, 2017
A Reese Witherspoon Book Club PickThe runaway New York Times bestseller!Named a Best Book of the Year by: People, The Washington Post, Bustle, Esquire, Southern Living, The Daily Beast, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Amazon, Barnes & No...
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri | Narrator: Sarita Choudhury
Release Date: September 16, 2003
The Namesake follows the Ganguli family through its journey from Calcutta to Cambridge to the Boston suburbs. Ashima and Ashoke Ganguli arrive in America at the end of the 1960s, shortly after their arranged marriage in Calcutta, in order for Ashoke...