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JAN WONG is the author of five non-fiction bestsellers, including Out of the Blue and Red China Blues, which was named one of Time magazine’s top ten non-fiction books of 1996. (Twenty years later, the book is still in print.) She has won numerous journalism awards (too many to mention) and is now a professor of journalism at St. Thomas University. A third-generation Canadian, Jan Wong is the eldest daughter of a prominent Montreal restaurateur.
Nonfiction: (Toronto, ON & Fredericton, NB), Apron Strings
In Jan Wong’s Apron Strings: Navigating Food and Family In France, Italy and China, a mother and son explore their sometimes-fraught relationship, uniting — and occasionally clashing — over their mutual love of cooking.