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Join Our ASIAN HERITAGE Book Giveaway!

The Hatchette Book Group is giving you the chance today to win a wonderful Asian Heritage Book giveaway package! The five (5) titles that will be included in this wonderful package are:

'Free Food for Millionaires' By Min Jin Lee - "Competence can be a curse." So begins Min Jin Lee's epic novel about class, society, and identity. Casey Han's four years at Princeton have given her many things: "a refined diction, an enviable golf handicap, a popular white boyfriend, an agnostic's closeted passion for reading the Bible, and a magna cum laude degree in economics. But no job and a number of bad habits."

'Trail of Crumbs' By Kim Sunée - Sunée was born in Korea but abandoned when she was three years old. A young, American couple adopted her and brought her up in New Orleans (with the help of a grandfather for the ages called Poppy). She left Louisiana for college, which she finished in France. A spell in Sweden followed, but then she returned to France, where she lived a kind of enchanted, unreal life as the lover — the book jacket uses the more provocative mistress — of Olivier Baussan (the founder of L’Occitane) and the stepmother to his daughter. Everywhere she went, cooking and food were what she used to explore and communicate.

'The Fortune Cookie Chronicles' By Jennifer Lee - If you think McDonald's is the most ubiquitous restaurant experience in America, consider that there are more Chinese restaurants in America than McDonalds, Burger Kings, and Wendys combined. New York Times reporter and Chinese-American (or American-born Chinese). In her search, Jennifer 8 Lee traces the history of Chinese-American experience through the lens of the food.

'Transparency' By Frances Hwang - With a deceptively simple yet graceful style, and in the tradition of Lara Vapnyar, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Gish Jen, Frances Hwang captures the thousand minor battles waged in the homes of immigrants--struggles to preserve timehonored traditions or break free of them, to maintain authority or challenge it, and to take advantage of modern excesses without diluting one's ethnic identity.

'Strangers from a Different Shore' By Ronald Takaki - An overview of Asian American history, written by an American with Japanese roots, this work of popular history gives voice to Asian Americans past and present. It reveals the aspirations and accomplishments of people who are often seen as foreigners in their own land.

So, if you would like to win your own 'ASIAN HERITAGE BOOK COLLECTION', then just answer this easy question about one of the authors: Jennifer 8. Lee, the daughter of Chinese immigrants and a fluent speaker of Mandarin Chinese herself, grew up eating her mother's authentic Chinese food in her family's New York City kitchen before graduating from Harvard in 1999 with a degree in ... what?!

Send me your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these new Book Collections! Just send us an e:mail here before June 1st with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: ASIAN HERITAGE BOOK COLLECTIONS to:

'Free Food for Millionaires' Book Purchase Link

'Trail of Crumbs' Book Purchase Link

'The Fortune Cookie Chronicles' Book Purchase Link

'Transparency' Book Purchase Link

'Strangers from a Different Shore' Book Purchase Link