"The truth that imbues every line of Jen Sookfong Lee's The End of East is so coruscating that we must look away. And yet she will not let us, and so we cannot."
- Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean
"An emotional powerhouse of a novel...calls to mind Ishiguro's Booker Prize winner The Remains of the Day. This is a book that can sit on a shelf of novels by Ondaatje, Atwood, and Laurence."
- Halifax Chronicle Herald
"An impressive debut novel...delivered in lyrical language radiating with apt metaphors. Evocative...an enrapturing exploration of identity that proves that family is unshakeable."
- Kirkus Reviews
"Beautifully crafted...an homage to Amy Tan's generational tales. Provocative and deeply moving."
- The Baltimore Sun
"Beautifully guides us through the heart of the Chan family and the Chinese immigrant experience--charting dreams, regrets, hopes, and triumphs along the way. Jen Sookfong Lee's storytelling instincts are honest, unflinching, and fearless."
- Amy McKay, author of The Birth House
"A wise, challenging, and heartbreaking novel...Jen Sookfong Lee is a novelist with the eye and ear and soul of a poet."
- Gail Anderson-Dargatz, author of A Recipe for Bees
"Compelling and complex...richly layered...The End of East is fine prose."
- The Globe and Mail
"Poignant...polished...an enlightening look at Vancouver's slice of the Chinese diaspora."
- Publishers Weekly
"Impressive in its accomplished prose and its ambitious three-generational scope. Lee's talent is undeniable."
- National Post
"Strong, evocative...a wonderful novel."
"Well-crafted...an accomplished debut."
- Seattle Post-Intelligencer