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Kirstin Chen
Kirstin Chen is the author of Soy Sauce for Beginners, featured in USA Today's "New Voices", an O, The Oprah Magazine book to pick up now, and a Glamour book club pick. A former Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing, she holds an MFA from Emerson College and a BA from Stanford University. She was... show more

Kirstin Chen is the author of Soy Sauce for Beginners, featured in USA Today's "New Voices", an O, The Oprah Magazine book to pick up now, and a Glamour book club pick. A former Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing, she holds an MFA from Emerson College and a BA from Stanford University. She was born and raised in Singapore and currently lives in San Francisco, where she's at work on her second novel, set on a tiny island off the coast of southern China in 1958. Visit her at kirstinchen.com
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The Five-Eyed Bookworm
The Five-Eyed Bookworm rated it 8 years ago
Soy Sauce for Beginners Author: Kirstin Chen Cover Design: Lynn Buckley Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit Setting: San Francisco, USA | Singapore Published by New Harvest Thirty-year-old Gretchen Lin leaves San Francisco to return to Singapore. She aims to break away from the...
Adriana Reads
Adriana Reads rated it 8 years ago
It's not quite up to the standards of a 4 star rating, but better than a 3 star, and since I can't give it 3 1/2, I rounded up.Kirsten Chen is a newcomer, and while I found her debut offering, Soy Sauce for Beginners to be charming and her characters relatable, it did have a few rough patches. The b...
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