The bride test

by Hoang, Helen,

Format: Book on CD 2019
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 10 copies
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Bridgeville Public Library Audiovisual FIC HOA
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Audiovisual Collection CD Hoang
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Audio Books CD HOANG HELEN
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Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the pennyΓ but not important emotions, like love. His family knows betterΓ that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride. As a mixed-race girl living in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Esme Tran has always felt out of place. When the opportunity arises to come to America and meet a potential husband, she canΓ t turn it down. Seducing Khai, however, doesnΓ t go as planned. SheΓ s hopelessly smitten with a man whoΓ s convinced he can never return her affection.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Hoang follows her well-received The Kiss Quotient (2018) with another charming and steamy romance featuring unlikely lovers. Khai Diep, who has autism, has trouble expressing emotions and doesn't think he'll ever fall in love, so his mother decides to play matchmaker. She returns to Vietnam to search for a likely bride and meets Esme, a young single mother and domestic worker living with her mother, grandmother, and daughter. She's never even met her American father, but being of mixed-race has always made her feel out of place. When Khai's mother suggests that Esme return to California with her to try to woo Khai, Esme embraces the plan as an opportunity to create a better life for her family. Drawing on her own and her family's experiences, Hoang again tells a winning love story that gives a voice to underrepresented characters. Readers will also enjoy cameo appearances from The Kiss Quotient cast of characters, including Michael and Stella. This is sure to be an ardently requested title.--Aleksandra Walker Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Hoang's touching second contemporary romance (after The Kiss Quotient) explores what the American dream might mean to a young, mixed-race Vietnamese woman and the autistic Vietnamese-American man she's matched up with. California-born Khai processes emotions differently than most people do; at age 16, when he doesn't grieve in a conventional way over the death of a cousin, he thinks he's incapable of feeling love. Ten years later, he's a wealthy accountant, and his matchmaking mother informs him that Esme, an uneducated janitor she met in Vietnam, will be staying with him for the summer and is meant to be his eventual wife. Khai resolves to make the best of things until he can send Esme home, but their instant mutual attraction complicates matters. As they fumble toward understanding each other, Esme searches for her American father and pursues higher education. Class and cultural differences and mistaken beliefs prove to be greater barriers to their romance than differences of mental wiring. The evolution of Khai's feelings toward Esme, and the way she comes to understand and care for him, are beautifully developed, and the relationship they form feels delicate yet bursting with hope. With serious moments offset by spot-on humor, this romance has broad appeal, and it will find a special place in the hearts of autistic people and those who love them. Agent: Kim Lionetti, Bookends. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Mail order brides -- Fiction.
Autism -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Vietnamese Americans -- Fiction.
Racially mixed women -- Fiction.
San Jose (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Romance fiction.
Publisher Holland, Ohio :Dreamscape Media, LLC,2019
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Zeller, Emily Woo, narrator.
Dreamscape Media, publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Emily Woo Zeller.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Description 8 audio discs (10 hr., 1 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781974926664
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