Lai, Remy

Pie in the Sky

(1) 4-6 Jingwen's family lands in Australia, where he doesn't know the language and isn't interested in making friends. All Jingwen wants to do is bake the elaborate cakes he and his two-years-deceased father perfected in preparation for opening a cake shop. Lai's debut novel—with frequent, blue-tinged illustrations--delves into grief, onerous fraternal responsibilities, and adjusting to life in an "alien" world. Heartbreakingly honest; in equal parts funny and poignant.


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