Celebrate the release of Loveboat Forever with author, Abigail Hing Wen!
Little Shop of Stories is so incredibly proud and excited to partner with Very Asian Foundation to help celebrate the next installment of the Loveboat, Taipei series! Join us on November 12th as we get to hear from author, Abigail Hing Wen, as she spends the afternoon talking to our author friend, Julian Winters, and telling us all about the romantic, empowering, and enchanting Loveboat Forever! If you're a fan of authors like Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen or you need help finding your next fantastic read, then trust us when we say you do not want to miss out on this super fun event! See below for more deets:
Admission + Book: $19.99 This ticket gets you into the event as well as a copy of Loveboat Forever
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Order the rest of the series and more copies of Loveboat Forever below!
Little Shop of Stories upstairs event space
About the book:
Pearl was ready for a worldwide stage. Instead, she needs to stage a comeback.
Seventeen-year-old music prodigy Pearl Wong had the summer of her dreams planned—until a fall from grace leaves her in need of new plans…and a new image.
Where better to revamp her “brand” than at Chien Tan, the Taipei summer program for elite students that rocketed her older sister, Ever, on a path to romance and self-fulfillment years ago.
But as the alumni know, Chien Tan is actually Loveboat—the extravagant world where prodigies party till dawn—and there’s more awaiting Pearl there than she could have ever imagined, like a scandalous party in the dark, a romantic entanglement with a mysterious suitor...and a summer that will change her forever.
About the author and moderator:
Abigail Hing Wen is a filmmaker, AI tech leader and the New York Times best selling author and executive producer of Loveboat, Taipei. Loveboat, Taipei is a HarperCollins novel and Barnes and Noble YA Book Club Pick which has been adapted to the screen as Love in Taipei, forthcoming August 10 from Paramount Plus. The novel draws inspiration from the actual program attended by thousands of Chinese and Taiwanese diaspora, which Abigail attended the summer after her freshman year at Harvard. Abigail served as an executive producer for the Love in Taipei film and on set while filming in Taipei and London.
The film stars Ashley Liao (Hunger Games) and Ross Butler (Shazam, Thirteen Reasons Why). The companion novels, Loveboat Reunion (following a girl-in-tech) and Loveboat Forever (November 2023) follows the gang and their community through new coming of age journeys.
Loveboat, Taipei was Abigail’s first published novel after ten years of writing by night and working by day in a successful career as a leader in law, venture capital and artificial intelligence. "With a knack for trying and succeeding at new things," according to Forbes, Abigail has been described by Pop Culturist as “one of the voices of her generation” and by Forbes as, “One of the most respected voices in fairness and AI.”
She holds degrees from Harvard, Columbia and Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives with her husband and two children in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Julian Winters is a bestselling and award-winning author of contemporary young adult fiction. His novels Running with Lions, How to Be Remy Cameron, and The Summer of Everything (Duet, 2018, 2019, 2020, respectively) received accolades for their positive depictions of diverse, relatable characters. A former management trainer, Julian currently lives outside of Atlanta, where he can be found reading, being a self-proclaimed comic book geek, or watching the only two sports he can follow--volleyball and soccer.
Return to the sparkling world of Loveboat, this time with Pearl Wong, on an entirely new, romantic, whirlwind adventure from Abigail Hing Wen, New York Times bestselling author of Loveboat, Taipei!
An instant New York Times Bestseller and Indie Bestseller!
This companion novel to Abigail Hing Wen’s New York Times bestselling debut, Loveboat, Taipei, takes readers back to Taipei through the eyes of fan favorites Sophie and Xavier—on an unforgettable journey of glittering revelry and self-discovery that’s perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Mary H. K. Choi.