Coming Soon from Berkley/Penguin Random House
The Tiger Mom’s Lies
Alexa Thomas hasn’t seen her Taiwanese father or visited Taiwan since the summer she was twelve, when her father believed the lies of a woman intent on securing her own child’s future. Devastated by his betrayal, Lexa fled home to New York with her white mother, turning her back on her Asian heritage.
Now thirty-five, Lexa has finally found a sense of self. She doesn’t want children and is happy being single, finding fulfillment in the personal training clients she tortures. But when her estranged father dies unexpectedly leaving the fate of his family in Lexa’s hands, she needs to return to Taiwan and claim her place in her heritage or her Taiwanese family will lose their home.
Armed with the advice of two half-sisters, one American and the other Taiwanese who can’t stand each other, a mother who’s had a recent change in sexual orientation, and a man whose kisses make her walk into walls (but alas, he has a child), Lexa finally confronts the woman who drove her away. As the truth of that long ago summer slowly unfolds, she must stand up for herself and decide if she will open her heart to love and family, or allow her father’s estrangement to forever dictate the path of her life.