Cover Reveal for THE TIGER MOM’S TALE

I have never been more excited to write a blog post than today. Because after a year and three months, I can finally announce: my debut novel, THE TIGER MOM’S TALE (out July 6, 2021 from Berkley/Penguin Random House)  is up for preorder!

AND, I can finally reveal the beautiful cover. My book was pushed back due to the pandemic, right after we finalized the cover in April. I had to wait six long months before I could reveal it to the world. Today is finally that day. Are you ready?

Without further ado, HERE IT IS!!!

When an American woman inherits the wealth of her Taiwanese family, she travels to confront them about their betrayals of the past in this stunning debut by Lyn Liao Butler.

Lexa Thomas has never quite fit in. Having grown up in a family of blondes while more closely resembling Constance Wu, she’s neither white enough nor Asian enough. Visiting her father in Taiwan as a child, Lexa thought she’d finally found a place where she belonged. But that was years ago, and even there, some never truly considered her to be Taiwanese.

When her estranged father dies unexpectedly, leaving the fate of his Taiwanese family in Lexa’s hands, her safe life in New York City is no longer enough. She is faced with the choice to return to Taiwan and claim her place in her heritage . . . or leave her Taiwanese family to lose their home for good.

Armed with the advice of two half-sisters (one American and the other Taiwanese who can’t stand each other), a mother who has had a recent change in sexual orientation, and a man whose kisses make her walk into walls, Lexa finally confronts the person who drove her away from Taiwan all those decades ago. As the truth of the last fateful summer in Taiwan slowly unfolds, Lexa must stand up for herself and open her heart to family and love, or allow the repercussions of her family’s choices to forever dictate the path of her life.

Preorder the Book

Why are preorders important to authors? Because preorders make the difference between a bestseller list, a new book contract, and our ranking on bookseller websites or places like Goodreads (read more about it on my literary agency, BookEnds’ blog post about preorders).

I hope you will consider preordering THE TIGER MOM’S TALE! You can do so here. If you are subscribed to my newsletter, you’ll be getting an email later with a giveaway for a bubble tea ID zipper pouch. If you’re not yet subscribed, you can sign up here.

Thank you so much for letting me share this special moment with you!

Happy reading, Lyn


  1. Barbara Conrey on October 7, 2020 at 10:22 am

    I love this cover and cannot wait for your book!

  2. Kristin Noel Fischer on October 7, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Beautiful cover! Intriguing plot! Congratulations!!!

  3. Meredith Schorr on October 7, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    This sounds amazing! I will pre-order!

  4. H. F. Lin on October 7, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    I love it ! can not wait to read it. I’ll order it

  5. Whitney Trilling on October 10, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Oh, congratulations! You so deserve this. Yes, I’d like to order your book!

  6. Elizabeth on October 24, 2020 at 8:31 am

    This is beautiful! Can’t wait to read!

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