Author Jean Kwok has taken the pain of her brother Kwan’s death and used it to produce the moving novel Searching for Sylvie Lee. Photo: Chris Macke

Author Jean Kwok turns her own family tragedy into moving tale about love, loss and racism

  • Kwok’s brother Kwan was killed in a 2009 plane crash, and she uses the pain of this experience for her poignant new book Searching for Sylvie Lee
  • Beautifully written, it also focuses on the hard reality of being an immigrant and a woman in today’s world
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Author Jean Kwok has taken the pain of her brother Kwan’s death and used it to produce the moving novel Searching for Sylvie Lee. Photo: Chris Macke
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