About Red Thread of Fate
On sale February 8, 2022
When her husband and his estranged cousin are killed in an accident, Tamlei Kwan finds herself the guardian of five-year-old Angela. She must also decide whether to complete the adoption of the son waiting for her in a Chinese orphanage. But when a secret from her past comes to light just as she's bonding with Angela, Tam will discover how delicate the thread that binds family really is.
Born in Taiwan, Lyn has had many careers: concert pianist, professional dancer, business owner, personal trainer, fitness and yoga instructor, purse designer and now author. Lyn's mother was not a Tiger Mom; Lyn came about her overachieving all on her own.
Praise for Lyn's Work
"I couldn't put this book down. A masterful story of sorrow, secrets and unexpected romance, Ms. Butler writes with humor, compassion and honesty. Simply wonderful. I can't wait for more from this gifted author."
—Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author on Red Thread of Fate
"A heartfelt contemplation on the course of our lives-what is fate, what is the result of the choices we make-coupled with a central mystery... It seems Butler's fate is to entertain with absorbing stories and compelling characters that linger long after the final page."
—Steven Rowley, New York Times bestselling author on Red Thread of Fate
" ...I was anticipating Butler's second book after devouring The Tiger Mom's Tale, and Red Thread of Fate did not disappoint! With a poignant tale and beautiful prose, Butler... whisks us onto a powerful journey of loss, sorrow, but ultimately a journey of quiet strength."
—Jesse Q. Sutanto, critically acclaimed author of Dial A for Aunties
"Butler's riveting debut follows a half-white personal trainer who reconnects with her Taiwanese family... Butler... depicts a fascinatingly complex antagonist in Pin-Yen, who by the end must contend with the effect of her past actions. Butler breathes zesty new life into women's fiction."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The Tiger Mom's Tale is a heartfelt, delightful read. Lyn Liao Butler's story of Taiwanese and American identity had me turning pages and laughing (and drooling over the delicious descriptions of food)."
—Charles Yu, winner of the 2020 National Book Award
Coming in 2023
Annie Lin moved to Kauai with her husband and young son after tragedy strikes their New York neighborhood. But when objects from her old life keep showing up in Kauai and she feels like she's losing her mind, Annie's mental state spirals. Until one night when an oddly familiar woman appears on her doorstep and Annie realizes things are worse than she thought.