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Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine’s Book Club pick for April

54513304_352831948662396_2998508224877685178_nI’m not quite sure how I’m typing because I’m feeling pretty incoherent, but THE NIGHT TIGER has been chosen as Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine’s Book Club!

When the news broke, I was so overcome that I felt like bursting into tears. And eating large quantities of peanut butter and chocolate. It felt pretty unbelievable and overwhelmingly emotional. It’s a funny feeling wanting to turn somersaults and also wanting to have a good cry (in the best possible way). And yet, at the same time I was somehow managing to fold laundry and wash dishes like a hamster on some kind of crazy autopilot.

My thoughts careened from: 

“Wow… just wow… I must be dreaming. Yes, definitely dreaming. When I wake up I promise I’ll never eat so much cheese again.”

to “Ahhhhhhh!!!” (incoherent mind screaming)

and “Perhaps this was all a mistake? And soon somebody will call me and say oh dear, we’re terribly sorry, but we really meant to call Margaret Atwood instead.” 

The only thing that actually came out of my mouth was telling my kids:

“Pizza for dinner!”

Now that it’s had a few days to sink in, I’m still awed and so very, very grateful. Thank you so much, Reese Witherspoon (whom I got to speak to on the phone – swoon! She is just LOVELY), and the amazing team at Hello Sunshine. And a huge thank you, to all you friends and readers, old and new, for coming along with me on this long journey from my ill-fated elephant novel to now.

A wise friend of mine reached out to ask “How are you doing? Are you feeling overwhelmed?” I think I still am. The thing about writing books is that it’s a great outlet for shy people like me. There’s also the existential terror of “Uh oh, maybe I will never be able to write another book again.” 

But in the meantime, I will try my best. I’ve already stocked up on lots of dark chocolate and Trader Joe’s Giant Peruvian Corn.

I’ve been on the road for various book events, including a trip to Singapore (which I’ll tell you more about later, when I’m allowed to share some Netflix pics!), but will have more updates soon!

 

 

 

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. Catherine Coyne #

    Congrats!!!!! =========== Catherine Coyne Director, Mansfield Public Library 255 Hope Street Mansfield, MA 02048 tel 508-261-7380 fax 508-261-7422 ccoyne@sailsinc. org publiclibrarycat@blogspot.com

    Right now I am reading: *Station Eleven* by Emily St. John Mandel and *A Curse So Dark and Lonely * by Brigid Kemmerer.

    April 12, 2019
  2. I’m so excited for you Yangsze! You are such a gifted writer and I’m so grateful for our chats. I cannot wait for the next book and the next one! ❤ You so deserve all of the wonderful book magic coming your way. xo Crystal-lee

    April 12, 2019
    • Thank you so much, Crystal-lee! It was a pleasure and an honour to chat with you! 🙂

      April 18, 2019
  3. susan Van Riesen #

    very excited for you!

    April 12, 2019
    • Thanks, Susan!! We need to go eat some fried chicken! 😆

      April 18, 2019
  4. That’s so very cool, congrats~!

    April 12, 2019
  5. Congratulations! This book is in my shopping cart, waiting for my next SS check! And of course you had pizza for dinner! Who can cook after such exciting news?

    April 15, 2019
    • Thank you very much – I hope that you enjoy The Night Tiger!! 😍

      April 18, 2019

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