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Luck of the Titanic


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Stacey Lee is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Downstairs Girl, Luck of the Titanic, Under a Painted Sky and Outrun the Moon, the winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction and the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. She is a fourth-generation Chinese American and a founding member of We Need Diverse Books. Born in Southern California, she graduated from UCLA and then got her law degree at UC Davis King Hall. She lives with her family outside San Francisco. You can visit Stacey at staceyhlee.com. Or follow her on Twitter @staceyleeauthor.


Lee gives life to the young women of the Chinese diaspora, writing them back into the story . . . So rich and focused are [Val's] schemes that as a reader, it's very easy to get caught up in them, and forget that before long, the only thing that will matter is the icy depths of the Atlantic * NPR *
Lovingly rendered, Val's bittersweet story is one of hope, courage and the fight to survive * Ms. Magazine *
Historical romance fans will love Luck of the Titanic * Bustle *
A gem from start to bittersweet finish * Kirkus Reviews (starred review) *
A finely crafted historical exploration of identity, class, and family that resonates through the present * Publishers Weekly (starred review) *
With a compassionate, strong heroine and a diverse cast, this is an exciting, important retelling of the Titanic tragedy * School Library Journal (starred review) *
[Lee's] writing draws the reader into this "night to remember" . . . Devastating * School Library Connection (starred review) *
Lee's conversational style adds a freshness to the historical frame and achieves a thrilling balance between hope and anguish through budding romances and humour amid the looming tragedy * Booklist (starred review) *
Thrilling . . . Lee seamlessly weaves fact and fiction in Luck of the Titanic, inventing a story that gorgeously captures an era and a tragedy * Shelf Awareness *
[A] lushly imagined, compelling novel . . . A compelling romance adds to the poignancy of the finale * Buffalo News *
Mesmerizing . . . An admirable and engaging addition to the annals of fictional Titanic lore * BookPage *
This is the kind of book I absolutely love. Heroism and heart-breaking tragedy, seen through the eyes of those who have been left off the pages of our history books -- Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author
A thrilling historical page-turner. A must-read! -- Melissa de la Cruz, New York Times bestselling author
Stacey Lee has done it again - taken a fascinating slice of history and transformed it into a story lush with heart, heartache, and hope. This is the Titanic story you need -- Marie Lu, No.1 New York Times bestselling author
Stacey Lee's superpower is her ability to turn history's forgotten into today's unforgettable; and you'll never forget the terror and joy of travelling with Valora Luck, whose unsinkable spirit gleams like a rescue flare through the icy murk of the past -- Elizabeth Wein, No.1 New York Times bestselling author
Stacey Lee has crafted one of my favourite kinds of historical reads; it's a story that's as thrilling as it is atmospheric and as joyful as it is heart-breaking. A masterful, gripping tale for the ages -- Kerri Maniscalco, No.1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
This book will make you fall in love and then fall to pieces -- Stephanie Garber, No.1 New York Times bestselling author
Hope, heroism, and heartache collide in an unforgettable story, suffused with love -- Julie Berry, New York Times bestselling author
With a plot as tense as a walk on a tightrope and a wily heroine you'll cheer on till the very end, Luck of the Titanic is historical fiction at its most thrilling -- Laura Ruby, two-time National Book Award finalist
Stacey Lee has breathed new life and love into this iconic voyage, with all the hopes, fears, and complexities of an immigrant journey. I will never forget the courageous Valora Luck -- Abigail Hing Wen, New York Times bestselling author of Loveboat, Taipei
Luck of the Titanic stayed with me long after I finished the last line. It's beautifully written, funny, and incredibly heart-breaking. Every single character is expertly drawn and mesmerizing. A sublime read -- Isabel Ibanez, author of Woven in Moonlight

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