9th Ave: A.H. Kim with Dominic Lim

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 7:00pm

This event will be held at our 1231 9th Ave location in the Inner Sunset.

Cover of A.H. Kim's novel Relative Strangers. The cover is sky blue, with two yellow birds in flight facing one another, and two feminine figures in pink within the birds.
Join us on Wednesday, April 10 at 7pm PT when A.H. Kim celebrates her new novel, Relative Strangers, with Dominic Lim at 9th Ave!

Masks Encouraged for In-Person Attendance
Or watch online at the link below
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About Relative Strangers
From the acclaimed author of A Good Family comes a timely spin on Sense and Sensibility, a twenty-first-century family drama featuring two half-Korean sisters, their ex-hippie mother, multiple messy love affairs and one explosive secret that could
ruin everything.

Amelia Bae-Wood’s life is falling apart. Unemployed, newly single and completely broke—for reasons she hasn’t told anyone yet— she finds herself hitchhiking across California to deal with the fallout of her mother’s eviction from the family estate. Amelia needs somewhere to live and time to figure out what to do with the rest of her life, so moving with her mother and sister to Arcadia, the cancer retreat center where her sister volunteers, seems like as good an idea as any.

Amelia’s sister, Eleanor, has too much on her plate, including being caught up in a court battle with a man who claims to be their half-brother from Seoul and their late father’s only son—a secret love child from his Korean youth—who’s fighting for a piece of everything that belongs to the Bae-Wood women. And when Amelia adds herself to Eleanor’s list of problems, Eleanor must figure out what to hold on to—and when to let go—before things starts to unravel.

A witty, wry and enormously entertaining retelling, the sisters’ journey of self-discovery as they reshape their lives gives this classic tale a modern, feminist twist, as it touches on themes of blended families, race, class and wealth.

About A.H. Kim
A.H. Kim (Ann) was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to the U.S. as a young child. Ann was educated at Harvard College and Berkeley Law School, where she was an editor of the California Law Review. Ann practiced corporate law for many years and served as chief of staff to the CEO and as head of investor relations at a Fortune 200 company. Ann is the proud mother of two sons, a longtime cancer survivor, and community volunteer. After raising her family in the Bay Area, Ann and her husband now call Ann Arbor home. Ann's debut novel, A Good Family, was inspired by her personal experience supporting her brother and nieces while her sister-in-law served time in Alderson Women’s Prison Camp. Ann’s second novel, Relative Strangers, is a contemporary retelling of Sense and Sensibility and explores themes of love, loss, grief, and forgiveness. Connect with Ann online at www.ahkim.net.

About Dominic Lim
Dominic Lim’s debut novel, All the Right Notes, has been named a 2023 best book by USA Today, Harper’s Bazaar, Goodreads, BookRiot, Library Journal, Booklist, and Entertainment Weekly, who called it “a swoony, joyful rom-com to take readers into a love story worthy of a Broadway stage.” He is a member of the Writers Grotto and is a co-host of the long-running Babylon Salon reading and performance series in San Francisco. Dominic holds a Master of Music from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is an alum of Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, and has sung with numerous professional early music and choral ensembles. As a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association he has performed Off-Broadway and in regional productions throughout the US. He works as a paralegal for a biotech company in the Bay Area and lives in Oakland with his loving and supportive husband, Peter, and their whiny cat, Phoebe.

Relative Strangers By A. H. Kim Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781525819551
Availability: Click the TITLE to view store availability
Published: Graydon House - April 2nd, 2024

From the acclaimed author of A Good Family comes a timely spin on Sense and Sensibility, a twenty-first-century family drama featuring two half-Korean sisters, their ex-hippie mother, multiple messy love affairs and one explosive secret that could ruin everything.


Good Family (Original) By A. H. Kim Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781525804588
Availability: Click the TITLE to view store availability
(This book cannot be returned nor exchanged.)
Published: Harlequin Sales Corp - July 14th, 2020

"A story of money, family, who you can trust, and the extremes to which one will go for blood. I couldn't put it down." --Lisa Ling, host of CNN's This Is Life

Keep your family close and your enemies closer.


All the Right Notes By Dominic Lim Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781538725382
Availability: Click the TITLE to view store availability
Published: Forever - June 6th, 2023

  • Entertainment Weekly: The 6 best romance novels of summer 2023
  • USA Today: 10 swoon-worthy romance books coming out for summer 2023
  • Booklist: Top 10 Romances Debuts 2023
  • Buzzfeed: 25 New and Upcoming LGBTQ Romance Novels You’ve Got To Read
  • Library Journal: Best Romance of 2023


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