Kitchen Chinese

Dear Reader,

I’d like to introduce you to a fresh, new fiction voice, a young author whose first novel I was thrilled to discover. But full disclosure: it’s my daughter, Ann Mah.

kitchen chineseAnn’s book, Kitchen Chinese, is a funny and poignant story about a young Chinese-American woman who travels to Beijing and discovers China, and herself, through the cuisine. Ann explores family relationships with perception and honesty (she assures me, however, that all the characters are purely fictional!). This is a story about identity, about losing and finding yourself in another culture, a tale that would have touched me even if I weren’t Ann’s mom.

I hope you enjoy discovering Kitchen Chinese – I am confident you will fall in love with this funny, heartfelt novel and I hope you will join me in spreading the word about it.

There is a joke in Chinese that says behind every successful man there is a strong wife – who is just like his mother. Well, behind Kitchen Chinese, there is simply a strong mother! I apologize for being a stereotypical pushy Asian mom… but if you read Kitchen Chinese, you’ll thank me – I promise.


Adeline Yen Mah

Order a copy of Kitchen Chinese now.

Pictures of Ann’s booksigning:

Stage Reading of Play Falling Leaves

Adeline book signingOn Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m the South Coast Repertory and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County presented a play on “Falling Leaves”.  This play was sold out and hugely successful.   This success was not better summarized than this letter written to Adeline:

“Adeline, congratulations on the great success of your new play, Falling Leaves.  It was truly a wonderful evening for all attending.  I certainly had tears in my eyes while watching.

Even though I have read your book and heard you speak about your book several times – it was so moving to hear the actors reading the script.

One listened – and wondered at the cruelty of your siblings.  How can people live with themselves and be so treacherous – especially your sister, Lydia.  To think of how you changed the lives of her two children with your generosity – and then to have her turn against you.  Greed and jealousy – two very powerful forces!!!!!!!!!!

Your script was excellent……the actors were excellent…

The audience was so attentive – you truly could “have heard a pin drop” throughout the entire evening!!!!!!!!!!!”

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Dear readers

Thank-you for visiting my website!

ann-mah-author-photoFor those who have read Falling Leaves, you already know that I have two children. My son is a physician and my daughter is a journalist and a GREAT cook who has studied in Italy. If you enjoy eating and cooking good food, please visit Ann’s website at Share your recipes with her. Ann would love to hear from you.

All the best,

Thank-you for visiting my website!