Mon, May 19, 2014 -- 10:30 AM

An Adopted Daughter's Search for Identity

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Andria Lo/
Kathryn Ma
Andria Lo/
Kathryn Ma

Kathryn Ma was a partner at a law firm when she decided to leave the profession and pursue her dream to be a writer. Her debut novel, "The Year She Left Us," follows the lives of three generations of Asian-American women. When Ari, the adopted teenage daughter, insists on tracing her roots back in China, it forces her Chinese-American family in San Francisco to confront their own issues of identity and acceptance. Kathryn Ma joins us to talk about writing, her own mixed heritage and assimilation.

Host: Michael Krasny


  • Kathryn Ma, author of "The Year She Left Us" and San Francisco-based fiction writer. Her previous book was "All That Work and Still No Boys."

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