The Colored Pages Team is super excited to announce the confirmed schedule for yet another amazing book: A Pho Love Story!
Thank you to everyone that signed up and helped spread the word to ensure we find as many Own Voices readers as possible. We are so happy with the incredible response to this tour!
Remember to check our hosts’ posts during the week of the tour and help promote the release of A Pho Love Story.
About the Book
When Dimple Met Rishi meets Ugly Delicious in this funny, smart romantic comedy, in which two Vietnamese-American teens fall in love and must navigate their newfound relationship amid their families’ age-old feud about their competing, neighboring restaurants.
If Bao Nguyen had to describe himself, he’d say he was a rock. Steady and strong, but not particularly interesting. His grades are average, his social status unremarkable. He works at his parents’ pho restaurant, and even there, he is his parents’ fifth favorite employee. Not ideal.
If Linh Mai had to describe herself, she’d say she was a firecracker. Stable when unlit, but full of potential for joy and fire. She loves art and dreams pursuing a career in it. The only problem? Her parents rely on her in ways they’re not willing to admit, including working practically full-time at her family’s pho restaurant.
For years, the Mais and the Nguyens have been at odds, having owned competing, neighboring pho restaurants. Bao and Linh, who’ve avoided each other for most of their lives, both suspect that the feud stems from feelings much deeper than friendly competition.
But then a chance encounter brings Linh and Bao in the same vicinity despite their best efforts and sparks fly, leading them both to wonder what took so long for them to connect. But then, of course, they immediately remember.
About the Author
Loan Le is the youngest child of two Vietnamese immigrants hailing from Nha Trang. She holds an MFA degree in fiction from Fairfield University, also her undergraduate alma mater. A Pushcart Prize–nominated writer, her short stories have appeared in CRAFT Literary, Mud Season Review, and Angel City Review. Loan is an editor at Simon and Schuster’s Atria Books imprint and lives in Manhattan. A Pho Love Story is her first novel. Visit her website at writerloanle.com and find her on Twitter @loanloan.
Book Rambler – Welcome Post / Review
Acapricornreads – Favorite quotes
The Mind of a Book Dragon – Review in GIFs
Shelf Explanatory – Review
Bymyshelf – Interview
Reading On A Star – Author guest post
Mixaphoria – craft cocktail inspired by the story
Margie’s Must Reads – Book recommendations based on book
this belle reads too – Review and mood board
Allegory of Words – Interview
Dearrivarie – Mood board
Book Lover’s Book Reviews – Review
Know Your Books – Favorite quotes
too much miya – Favorite quotes
The Book View – Mood board
Remember to check out the amazing posts of our host during the tour!