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International Examiner Review

"Christina Chiu’s novel “Beauty” examines trauma, addiction and social inequality through one woman’s life journey."

Read this International Examiner review of Beauty to see why reviewers think its "angle is fresh and worth exploring"


"A sexy, unflinching portrait of a woman revolting against the life she makes for herself."

Read this starred KIRKUS review of Beauty!

Tupelo Quarterly Book Review

"Indestructible: Christina Chiu Gives Us A New Literary Heroine."

Read Tupelo Quarterly's review of Beauty and see why you need to read this novel.

Beauty featured in The Million's Most Anticipated of 2020

"The year has gotten off to a rocky start worldwide, but we hope this semi-annual Millions tradition will be a bright spot."

Read The Million's review of Beauty and see which other books you should also read this year.

Women's Review of Books


"As our culture continues to grapple with the meanings and effects of the #MeToo movement, her voice is a courageous addition to our understanding of the intersections of race, gender, and sexual politics."

Read a review by Women's Review of Books and .see why Beauty comes so strongly recommended.

Beauty Recommended by Buzzfeed News

Buzzfeed News recommend Beauty along with 20 other novels in the article "21 Great Books From Small Presses To Read Now." 

Read why journalist Wendy J. Fox thinks you should pick up Beauty today. 



Buzzfeed Books includes Beauty in Memorial Day's "Which Book Should You Read This Weekend?" 

Editor Arianna Rebolini recommends Beauty For Your Reading List: "A sharp, thought-provoking, and unabashed look at sexuality, fashion and power dynamics, and how race and gender intersect with both.... Get your copy now!" 





Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb

Designing a life over decades: Christina Chiu’s novel Beauty

Read Medium's interview with Christina, where Lois Lane questions the author about shoes, Gen X, and her new book. 

Karmic Moments: A Conversation With Christina Chiu

Read the extensive interview by Addie Tsai for The Rumpus on Christina and her new book, Beauty, and how it came to be. 

Instagram Live: Zibby Owens & Christina Chiu in Conversation

Watch or listen as Zibby Owens and Christina talk about Beauty and shoes in this short video of outtakes from Zibby's Instagram Live interview. 

Twitter: Alia Volz hosts a #BookChatParty with Christina Chiu as guest

Read along with Twitter thread hosted by Alia Volz (@aliavolz) where people tweeted questions at Christina and wisdom is shared through the Twitter literary community. 


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