Let's dive into Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang, her first story collection detailing the experience of Chinese American girls growing up in New York City. Each story is narrated by a child of a Chinese immigrant, exploring what it means to find identity within your family, your home, and your previous home. While I haven't read it yet, the title seems to be fitting for a dark yet humorous collection of stories.
If I didn't live in Brooklyn, I would live in the Pacific Northwest. Or Provence, but that's for another month. Last year, I fell in love with Oregon's wine region: "It's like Sonoma, but so much less scene-y!" I told my husband when I returned. The expansive hills of grapes, small town feel, and the overflow of top-notch Pinot Noir won me over. So this month, let's drink to the Pacific Northwest-- Oregon or Washington Wines will do.