New year, new books. This January 2022 is an exciting month to check out the stunning debut novels of many promising writers. Their books explore gender, race, identity, friendship, family and love—experiences that will speak to us in some way or form.
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1. Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho
Jean Chen Ho’s debut novel revolves around the lives of two young Taiwanese American women, Fiona Lin and Jane Jen who have been best friends since forever. The two promise to stay together but with promises, they rarely kept.
Fiona leaves for New York while Jane remains in California. The two friends are apart, plagued by betrayals and we follow as they navigate their friendship, sexuality and identity.
Release: January 4