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Ordinary people, extraordinary feats — This month’s book picks from the Northwest Asian Weekly

Here are my latest book recommendations for Northwest Asian Weekly:

Paper Daughter
By Jeanette Ingold
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010

While her friends and classmates look forward to a summer filled with fun and relaxation, Maggie Chen is looking forward to a summer filled with hard work at her internship at the Seattle-area Herald newspaper. But along with excitement of a new opportunity, there’s a bittersweet nervousness as Maggie and her journalist father had planned and prepared for the internship together. Unfortunately, he was killed in a hit-and-run accident before the internship began. Though still grieving, Maggie is determined to honor her father’s memory and follow in his footsteps.

While helping with research on a story, Maggie discovers some illegal activity that may be tied to her father and his death. As she digs deeper, Maggie quickly learns that her father may not be who he said he was — leading her to question who she is.

Throughout “Paper Daughter,” Maggie is constantly forced to question everything she ever knew growing up. This would not be an easy task in the best circumstances, but learning all of this on the heels of her father’s death makes things all the more difficult. Still, Maggie shows great strength as she pushes through the pain and fear that she may learn things she doesn’t want to know.

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