Narrator Kim Mai Guest's tone and pitch in this autobiographical novel perfectly complement young Grace's account of an important year in her life. The story spans the Chinese Year of the Dog from family New Year celebration preparations through discovering friendship with another little girl who, with her own family, comes to celebrate the next New Year with Grace's. Listeners hear stories of Chinese and Chinese-American memories, universal realizations about belonging, the power of traditions, and the joy of making new friends. Guest judiciously paces each story carefully and provides finely crafted voices for the adult members of Grace's. family, both female and male. A lengthy epilogue includes a conversation with the real-life person Pacy's best friend in the audiobook is based on, who is now Lin's editor. F.M.R.G. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2018]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2018
DD ISBN 9781549114472 $16.98
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