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Gloria Chao

Biography

Gloria Chao

Gloria Chao is an MIT grad turned dentist turned writer. She currently lives in Chicago with her ever-supportive husband, for whom she became a nine-hole golfer (sometimes seven). She is always up for cooperative board games, Dance Dance Revolution, or soup dumplings. She was also once a black belt in kung-fu and a competitive dancer, but that side of her was drilled and suctioned out. AMERICAN PANDA is her debut novel.
 
Visit her tea-and-book-filled world at gloriachao.wordpress.com and find her on Twitter @gloriacchao.

Gloria Chao

Books by Gloria Chao

by Gloria Chao - Careers, Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Culture, Dating, Family, Fiction, Humor, Love & Romance, Relationships, Romance, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

At 17, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents' master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future to become a doctor, marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer and produce a litter of babies. With everything her parents have sacrificed to make her cushy life a reality, Mei can't bring herself to tell them the truth that she hates germs, falls asleep in biology and has a crush on her decidedly not Taiwanese classmate. Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels?