This book is hilarious. No Asian American kid is ecstatic about his/her fresh-off-the-boat giveaways. And if one’s parent (mom here) has an aspect of fobiness, we probably were sometimes embarrassed (or mortified). But this book shines a bold and unapologetic light on the Asian mom in America situation. I’ve never felt so proud.
From Alan Furst, the bestselling author who is often praised as the best spy novelist ever, comes a novel that's truly hard to put down. Mission to Paris includes beautifully drawn scenes of romance and intimacy, and the story is alive with extraordinary characters, including American actor Frederic Stal, traveling to Paris on a secret mission. But always at the center of the novel is the city itself, the heart and soul of Europe—its alleys and bistros, hotels grand and anonymous, and the Parisians, living every night as though it was their last. As always, Alan Furst brings to life both a dark time in history and the passion of the human hearts that fought to survive it.