Beauty

Beauty

Amy Wong is an up-and-coming designer in the New York fashion industry; she is young, beautiful, and has it all. But she finds herself at odds with rival designers in a world rife with chauvinism and prejudice. In her personal life, she struggles with marriage and motherhood, finding that her choices often fall short of her traditional family's expectations. Derailed again and again, Amy must confront her own limitations to succeed as the designer and person she wants to be.

Title:Beauty
ISBN:9781733777759
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    Beauty Reviews

  • Lindsay Barry

    Brutal and so real, it was a shocking and wonderful read. ...

  • Helen Zelon

    Chiu's Beauty skewers the beauty-industrial complex, chronicling the life and misadventures of Amy Wong: designer, wife, mother, and ambivalent bucker of family traditions. Chiu's prose is as sharp as...

  • Jenny

    Beauty is a fierce book. It portrays with unflinching honesty the trials and traps that women often face. The novel is sweeping in its close-up view of Amy Wong’s life, from her years as a teen to t...

  • Kim Talley

    I loved both the story and the storytelling. The author has a way of breathing life into her characters, and I loved my visit with them. She described the power of both survival and the ability to thr...

  • Caroline Bock

    BEAUTY by Christina Chiu is the story of being young, Chinese-American, fashion conscious, and body conscious in New York City. It's sharp-edged at times, especially the main character, Amy Wong. Her ...

  • Janet Zinn

    A beautiful novel. Beauty by Christina Chiu inspires us by providing a protagonist, Amy Wong, who discovers her power by facing her family, as well as the fashion industry, giving us scenes that are e...

  • Karla Huebner

    I wanted to like this book. The topic of a young Chinese-American woman who wants to be a fashion designer intrigued me. The opening chapter, a scene in which sixteen-year-old Amy Wong overhears her f...

  • BookPulse

    One sentence in, I know SO MANY readers I HAVE to share Christina Chiu’s fascinating Beauty with! What does that mean about a story? That it’s interesting, unique, relatable, and only gets better ...

  • Deanjacoby

    There are some authors who are able to build whole communities and their best writing returns to the diverse characters and continue to find richness in elucidating the lives and stories of members of...

  • Sarah

    I wanted to like this book, and it completely disappointed me. I expected so much more about the protagonist's design career, or at least her passion for design, and in fact, her professional life and...