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Janie Chang

Janie Chang draws upon family history for her novels. She grew up listening to stories about ancestors who encountered dragons, ghosts, and  immortals, and about life in a small Chinese town in the years before the Second World War. She is a graduate of The Writers Studio at Simon Fraser University. 
Born in Taiwan, Janie has lived in the Philippines, Iran, Thailand, and New Zealand.  She now lives in beautiful Vancouver, Canada.   

Genres: Historical, Historical Mystery, Literary Fiction
New and upcoming books
February 2024

The Phoenix Crown
   Three Souls (2013)
   Dragon Springs Road (2017)
   The Library of Legends (2020)
   The Porcelain Moon (2023)
   The Phoenix Crown (2024) (with Kate Quinn)
Janie Chang recommends
All You Have to Do Is Call (2023)
Kerri Maher
"This tautly-written novel will keep you turning the pages with its deeply satisfying portrayal of women negotiating the shoals of friendship and family in 1970s Chicago - and then goes further to show them risking all in extraordinary acts of social justice. A timely, thoughtful exploration of liberation and resistance."
Her Lost Words (2023)
Stephanie Marie Thornton
"A powerful and sympathetic account of two extraordinary women who fought to influence how 18th century politics and society regarded the roles of women. Stephanie Thornton doesn't merely breathe life into Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley, she brings them blazing onto the page with all their ideals, flaws, and passions. No matter where the chapters are set - in England, Italy, or the terrors of the French Revolution -- this masterful narrative is hard to put down."
That Summer in Berlin (2022)
Lecia Cornwall
"This story about an English debutante who agrees to spy for her country during the 1936 Berlin Olympics is a tense and thrilling read that sweeps you from castles and country estates to the glittering enticements of high society in Nazi Germany. Gripping action, political intrigue, and conflicted relationships guarantee you'll read this in one sitting."

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