Boswell Book Company presents an evening with A.H. Kim, author of Relative Strangers. In conversation with Jenny Lee. Cohosted by AAPI Coalition of Wisconsin.

Amelia Bae-Wood’s life is falling apart. Unemployed, newly single and completely broke, she finds herself hitchhiking across California to deal with the fallout of her mother’s eviction from the family estate. Amelia needs somewhere to live and time to figure out what to do with the rest of her life, so moving with her mother and sister the cancer retreat center where her sister volunteers seems like as good an idea as any.

Amelia’s sister, Eleanor, has too much on her plate, including being caught up in a court battle with a man who claims to be their half brother from Seoul and fighting for a piece of everything that belongs to the Bae-Wood women. And when Amelia adds herself to Eleanor’s list of problems, Eleanor must figure out what to hold on to—and when to let go—before things starts to unravel. A witty, wry and enormously entertaining retelling of Sense & Sensibility, the sisters’ journey of self-discovery as they reshape their lives gives this classic tale a modern, feminist twist, as it touches on themes of blended families, race, class and wealth.

From Christina Clancy: "A.H. Kim draws on the heart and humor you'd expect from a Jane Austen novel and sets it to a faster, more contemporary beat. I had a blast reading this literary power remix."

A.H. Kim (Ann) was born in South Korea and immigrated to the U.S. as a young child. She was educated at Harvard College and Berkeley Law. Prior to becoming a novelist, Kim practiced corporate law for many years and served as chief of staff to the CEO and as head of investor relations at a Fortune 200 company. She is the author of A Good Family.

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June 8, 2024

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