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Cecily Wong


Cecily Wong

Cecily Wong is the author of the novel DIAMOND HEAD, which was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, the recipient of an Elle Readers’ Prize, and voted a best debut of the Brooklyn Book Festival. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Review of Books, Self Magazine, Bustle and elsewhere. She is a graduate of Barnard College and lives in New York, where she is a writer at Atlas Obscura.

Cecily Wong

Books by Cecily Wong

by Cecily Wong - Fiction

The Brightons are the biracial Chinese American family that built Kaleidoscope, a glittering, “global bohemian” shopping empire sourcing luxury goods from around the world. Statuesque, design savant and family pet, eldest daughter Morgan Brighton is most celebrated of all. Yet despite her favored status, nobody loves her more than Riley, whose existence is forever eclipsed by her older sister’s presence. When a catastrophic event dismantles the Brightons’ world, it is Riley who’s left with questions about her family that challenge her memory, identity and loyalty. She sets off across the globe with an unlikely companion to seek truths about the people she thought she knew best --- herself included.

by Cecily Wong - Fiction, Historical Fiction

At the turn of the 19th century, Frank Leong, a fabulously wealthy shipping industrialist, moves his family from China to the island of Oahu. But when Frank is murdered, his family is thrown into a perilous downward spiral. Left to rebuild in their patriarch’s shadow, the surviving members try their hand at a new, ordinary life, vowing to bury their gilded past. Now the Leongs’ survival rests with young Theresa, Frank’s only grandchild, the heir apparent to her ancestors’ punishing knots.