Snow's Kitchen: A Novella and Cookbook (Hardcover)

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This is book number 3 in the Snow series.


"Snow's Kitchen" is the final book in the "Snow" trilogy and is written in the voice of Snow's daughter, Dolly. This Young Adult novella is a coming of age story that turns a young refugee girl's life upside down as she journeys toward independence.

Dolly was thirteen years old when her family moved from Seattle to Orange County, California. Lost between two cultures, she did not feel Vietnamese or American. In her search to find a community of her own, Dolly lost her identity, her voice, and her sense of self. It was through the experience of first love, the discovery of new wave music, the appreciation of traditional foods, and the survival of tough love that she understood identity was rooted in self-love and self-acceptance.

Amy M. Le, award-winning author of "Snow in Vietnam" and "Snow in Seattle," gives readers a glimpse into the Vietnamese youth culture of the 1990s as they carved their own niche in America following resettlement from the Vietnam War. Diverging viewpoints from old-fashioned parents living in a progressive America brought conflict and cultural divide within familial generations. Food and music were the two elements that threaded the cultural and societal gaps.

Join us in Snow's Kitchen as we transition from the novella to the cookbook where pho, egg rolls, crepes, and other favorite foods from the Snow trilogy brings us together at the table to break bread and discover commonalities between different worlds. Similar to Fannie Flagg's "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe," Jill Conner Browne's "Sweet Potato Queens" novels, and Patricia Cornwell's "Kay Scarpetta" series, Snow's Kitchen is chock-full of recipes and plot twists.


"Had my heart pounding "

"So hard to read, but so good "

"My eyes were leaking...really good "

"Can't get enough of Snow's Kitchen."

"Amy's cooking as well as her writing is legit."

"I live in suspense from one chapter to the next "

"This book has so much more emotion than the previous ones "

"Amy is a true artist in the kitchen. Not only does her food look like a masterpiece it tastes like one as well "

"I'm amazed by your culinary talent as much as by your writing. Your food posts are as intimate as your stories in your book."

-Beta Readers of "Snow's Kitchen: A Novella and Cookbook"

"Author Amy Le has written a heartrending coming of age story in Snow's Kitchen. We follow Dolly, a young Vietnamese refugee, on a journey to discover her identity. She's caught between two cultures as she tries to live up to the expectations of her Vietnamese mom and stepdad while yearning for the independence America has promised. No matter the trials or struggles, Dolly and her mom, Snow, reconnect in the kitchen over their shared love of food. I enjoyed this highly engaging book and am looking forward to trying the recipes from Snow's Kitchen."

-Staci Mauney, Editor, Prestige Prose

"Snow's Kitchen is an amazing combination between a book and a cookbook. This installment is told from Dolly's view of life. It is both intriguing and inspiring. While reading Dolly's story, you can feel the emotions of all the characters. Dolly expresses her love and admiration for her mother with so much passion you can feel love. You can also feel her pain, hate, and sometimes the darkness she faced. Dolly reels you in and keeps you engaged with the struggles and adversities she had to encounter during her formative years. And these recipes I can't wait to try them out By far one of the best novellas I have ever read. One I am proud to display in my library and will read again and again."

-Tabitha Salom, Beta Reader

Product Details
ISBN: 9781735119458
ISBN-10: 1735119458
Publisher: Quill Hawk Publishing
Publication Date: December 31st, 2020
Pages: 262
Language: English
Series: Snow