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Nicole Chung for the Paperback Release of All You Can Ever Know

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Join us to celebrate the paperback release of Nicole Chung's acclaimed memoir All You Can Ever Know

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Nicole Chung has written for The New York Times, GQ, Longreads, BuzzFeed, Hazlitt, and Shondaland, among other publications. She is the editor in chief of Catapult magazine and the former managing editor of The Toast. All You Can Ever Know is her first book. Follow her on Twitter at @nicole_soojung.

What does it mean to lose your roots—within your culture, within your

family—and what happens when you find them?

Nicole Chung was born severely premature in the United States,

placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a

sheltered Oregon town. From childhood, she heard the story of her adoption

as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents

had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of giving her a better life, that

forever feeling slightly out of place was her fate as a transracial adoptee. But

as Nicole grew up—facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn’t see, finding

her identity as an Asian American and as a writer, becoming ever more

curious about where she came from—she wondered if the story she’d been

told was the whole truth.

With the same warmth, candor, and startling insight that has made

her a beloved voice, Chung tells of her search for the people who gave her up,

which coincided with the birth of her own child. All You Can Ever Know is a

profound, moving chronicle of surprising connections and the repercussions

of unearthing painful family secrets—vital reading for anyone who has ever

struggled to figure out where they belong.

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