16 of the Best Books to Read This Month
Defiant daughters, mordant memoirists, sagacious spouses.
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Ko's searing first novel—the 2016 winner of the PEN/Bellwether Prize—chronicles undocumented Chinese immigrant Polly's sudden disappearance, which leaves her 11-year-old son to grapple with a mystery that scars him into adulthood.
— Hamilton Cain, Natalie Beach, Erin Vanderhoof