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  1. Jean

    Megan, I’m so happy that there were tears and smiles. That’s interesting about your friend who had a similar experience to mine – I hope you say hi to your friend for me. Thanks so much for letting me know!

  2. Megan Barr

    Girl In Translation was absolutely phenomenal. One of my dear friends came to America and had a semi close experience like you. The epilogue had me in tears. Then I was smiling. I was so surprised but I loved it. Thank you for a great book.

  3. Jean

    Renee, I’m thrilled to hear that! I have just finished a new book, which I’m very excited about. It’ll take a while before it gets through the editing and publication process but if you connect with me on social media or sign up for my newsletter, I will definitely get the news out before it’s on the market. The newsletter sign up is here:
    In any case, thanks so much for letting me know and I’m very happy you enjoy my work! Warmly, Jean 🙂

  4. Renee

    Hello I love all your books are you making another book so that I can purchase.

  5. Jean

    Hi Susan,
    Thanks so much for getting in touch and letting me know! That’s wonderful, a book club via your job. I’m so glad you enjoyed my book and I hope the others do as well – please do give them all my best!
    Jean 🙂

  6. Susan Hanrahan

    Hi, Jean

    It’s so exciting to write directly to an author. I am part of a book club we have through my job.
    Next week we will be meeting and discussing your book Girl in Translation. Personally, I liked the
    book a lot and truly enjoyed reading it. I will let you know some of the other comments on the book
    after our book club meets.
    Susan Hanrahan

  7. Jean

    Hi Maryjean,
    Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m constantly reading so I appreciate the book recommendation too! 🙂

  8. Maryjean Daavettila

    Dear Jean,

    You are a rare treasure of an author. I am reading “A girl in translation”, and thought that you would enjoy a similar author, “Funny in Farsi” by F. Dumas.

    Thank you, Maryjean

  9. Jean

    Hi Shelley,
    I know that area – I have friends who live very close to there. I am so glad you enjoyed my book and I really hope you like Mambo as well! Please keep an eye out for Kimberly, who makes a tiny appearance in Mambo in Chinatown along with a mystery love interest. I really appreciate your taking the time to get in touch and let me know. I’m in the midst of finishing my third novel so it’s wonderful to hear your encouraging words right now! Warmly, Jean 🙂

  10. Michele D. Condenzio

    Dear Jean,

    My name is Michele but my friends call me “Shelley”. I live in New York State. Mid-Hudson area. Rockland
    County Area.Spring Valley, NY. You can look it up on the map if you like. Anyways,I wanted to tell you that,
    I just finished your book “Girl in Translation” and I absolutely loved it! Words can’t describe how your book
    left me feeling.It hit the cord of “My Soul”, truly. I also. wanted to tell you that, I just took out of my library,
    “Mambo in Chinatown: A Novel. I am very eager to start reading it, tonight!

    Lastly, I just want to thank you for your books. They have touch many lives across the world. So, again,
    thank you. 🙂

  11. Jean

    Hi Helen,
    How interesting to hear your story! I’m so glad you enjoyed my book and that Kimberly’s story spoke to you. There are so many things that immigrants have in common and how fascinating that you moved from Beijing to Canada to Switzerland. Quite similar to my trajectory from Hong Kong to New York to the Netherlands. Thank you so much for getting in touch and letting me know you enjoyed my work. I’m wishing you all the best, Helen! Jean 🙂