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Soy Sauce for Beginners

(2014)
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Gretchen Lin, adrift at the age of thirty, leaves her floundering marriage in San Francisco to move back to her childhood home in Singapore and immediately finds herself face-to-face with the twin headaches she's avoided her entire adult life: her mother's drinking problem and the machinations of her father's artisanal soy sauce business.

Surrounded by family, Gretchen struggles with the tension between personal ambition and filial duty, but still finds time to explore a new romance with the son of a client, an attractive man of few words. When an old American friend comes to town, the two of them are pulled into the controversy surrounding Gretchen's cousin, the only male grandchild and the heir apparent to Lin's Soy Sauce.

In the midst of increasing pressure from her father to remain permanently in Singapore - and pressure from her mother to do just the opposite - Gretchen must decide whether she will return to her marriage and her graduate studies at the San Francisco Conservatory, or sacrifice everything and join her family's crusade to spread artisanal soy sauce to the world.

Soy Sauce for Beginners reveals the triumphs and sacrifices that shape one woman's search for a place to call home, and the unexpected art and tradition behind the brewing of a much-used but unsung condiment. The result is a foodie love story that will give listeners a hearty appreciation for family loyalty and fresh starts.

 
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Used availability for Kirstin Chen's Soy Sauce for Beginners


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Hardback Editions

January 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Soy Sauce for Beginners
Author(s): Kirstin Chen
ISBN: 0-544-11439-6 / 978-0-544-11439-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Harvest
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

January 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Soy Sauce for Beginners
Author(s): Kirstin Chen
ISBN: 1-4778-0095-6 / 978-1-4778-0095-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

November 2014 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Soy Sauce for Beginners
Author(s): Kirstin Chen
ISBN: 1-4915-7703-7 / 978-1-4915-7703-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Soy Sauce For Beginners
Author(s): Kirstin Chen
ISBN: 1-4805-9122-X / 978-1-4805-9122-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2014 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Soy Sauce For Beginners
Author(s): Kirstin Chen
ISBN: 1-4805-9123-8 / 978-1-4805-9123-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Soy Sauce for Beginners
Author(s): Kirstin Chen
ISBN: 1-4805-5542-8 / 978-1-4805-5542-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Soy Sauce for Beginners
Author(s): Kirstin Chen
ISBN: 1-4805-5549-5 / 978-1-4805-5549-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2014 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Soy Sauce for Beginners
Author(s): Kirstin Chen
ISBN: 1-4805-5556-8 / 978-1-4805-5556-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2014 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Soy Sauce for Beginners
Author(s): Kirstin Chen
ISBN: 1-4805-5563-0 / 978-1-4805-5563-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Soy Sauce for Beginners
Author(s): Kirstin Chen
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

January 2014 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Soy Sauce for Beginners
Author(s): Kirstin Chen
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Soy Sauce for Beginners
Author(s): Kirstin Chen
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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