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  1. Jean

    Victoria, I’m so happy you’ve enjoyed both of my books and I really love that scene with Kimberly in Mambo in Chinatown too! I am really excited about the new novel too, so I hope you like that one as well. Thanks so much for your kind words – these types of comments make it all worthwhile. Warmly, Jean

  2. Victoria

    Girl in Translation was so wonderful, I couldn’t put it down. The ending was so beautiful, raw and heart wrenching. I’m now reading Mambo in Chinatown and (without spoiling it for those who haven’t read it) I just reached the part that gave me the most wonderful closure from Girl in Translation. I had to read the section twice out of disbelief and then I burst into tears! It was utter perfection. I see from the other comments that there is another book and possibly a movie in the works, I am so looking forward to those. Thank you for sharing your gift, Jean!

  3. Jean

    I’ll definitely post on my website and social media when the new book is available, Renee! There are still people working on a movie for Girl in Translation but it’s quite tough to get a film made, so fingers crossed!

  4. Renee

    good I am so happy that your next book is coming out in 2019 can’t wait to purchase the book. I am super excited about it are you still doing a movie on girls and translation.

  5. Jean

    I’m so thrilled to hear that, Renee! The third novel is coming out next year in 2019 and I’m really excited about it! If you follow me on social media or just check back here on the website, I’ll post once I have the definite publication date.


  6. Renee Clarke

    Hello I love your books when is your next book coming out.

  7. Jean

    Hi Rhiannon,
    Please call me Jean and thanks so much for getting in touch! I’m honored and thrilled that you enjoyed my book. I appreciate your kind words very much. It’s so wonderful as an author to receive feedback like this, it helps keep us going! 🙂

  8. Rhiannon Davies

    I just wanted to send a small note letting the author know that I truly enjoyed her book and reading it was an extremely eye-opening perspective change for me. As an avid reader I’ve never been able to tell people my answer to the common question of one’s favorite book… that’s changed for me now. One of the best written and heartfelt reads I’ve ever had the privilege to read. Thank you for the work you do and the lives you are changing.


  9. Jean

    Hi Jasmine, I know, it can be confusing! There isn’t a second book but basically, the opening of the door lets you know that she’s going to move on and she’s going to be all right. My second novel, Mambo in Chinatown, isn’t about Kimberly but she does make a very short appearance in it with a mystery love interest. Just know that she and Ma are just fine. 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed my book and thanks for getting in touch! Warmly, Jean

  10. Jasmine He

    Hello, I really like “Girl In Translation” but I am wondering if there is a second book to it. I don’t really understand the ending of Kim opening the door.

  11. Jean

    Michelle, I’m so glad that you saw something of your own story in my work. Thanks so much for getting in touch. Now that I live abroad, I really miss New York’s Chinatown. 🙂

  12. Jean

    Thank you, Paula, and I wish you the best of luck with your poetry!

  13. Michelle

    Hi Jean,

    Thank you so for writing Girl in Translation! As someone who grew up in Chinatown Manhattan, I saw many parallels between the book and my childhood experiences. My parents came to New York not knowing English and with only a high school degree from China. The immigrant experience is very real and the book spoke to me in many ways.

    – Michelle

  14. Paula Timpson

    Thanks for your beautiful stories. You are inspiring! Please enjoy my poetry. My books are on Amazon .Blessings! Our son is my forever muse. Luv, Paula Timpson