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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: xlibris; first edition (June 30, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441530983
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441530981
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,799,495 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Flirty, funny and at times tender, an emotionally intricate novel wrapped up in an easy beach read. So consider picking up a copy on your way to the pool this summer. You won't regret it. -- Kyra Davis (Sophie Katz Series)

Great read. Moves quickly and fluidly through a wonderful and enjoyable story of love and emergence. -- Karl Ortis

After reading this book for the author to edit it. I have to say that she brings the characters to life and at some point about 1/2 way through the book you can't put it down until you finish it. Although the book is fiction matchmaking is real and sometimes things don't work out the way you would want. --Mark Davis

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Traditions are defined as the long-established action or pattern of behavior in a community or a group of people, handed down from generation to generation. More often than not, the youth of the next generation spell traditions as trouble, trying as much as possible to escape the bounds that tie them to their roots. This is Sandy's story, a young woman who endeavors to break away form her Chinese family's traditions. Will she be successful?

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. E. Allen on August 9, 2009
Format: Paperback
Jeannie Yee Davis presents an exceptional first offering. The Accidental Columnist is a charming, light-hearted read. Yee Davis taps gently into Chinese traditions and culture while maintaining an up beat, humorous tempo. The central characters, Sandy, her mother, and Uncle Ho, are skillfully developed. Sandy's mother is unforgettable. I look forward to reading the next installment. Wonderful novel!
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Sandy is a young & naive girl who lives in San Francisco. She finds herself in a tangled web of waiting for the right guy, pressed upon her by outer influences, like her mother, uncle, and friend. They were all setting her up on dates for their own individual reasons. She judged people mainly on appearances. After she found out her cute old boss liked her, though he was unable to express himself because he was so self conscious, love made him nervous & clumsy.She rejected him even though part of her thought she could like him. Later Sandy went on a date she felt was exceptional, with a very handsome man, that her mom arranged. She did not see the similarities to her being nervous & clumsy as well. This time she was rejected. I think a lot of people can relate to this feeling when you feel chemistry toward another, sometime it's hard to express. I'm not sure she made the right choices in the end, but I will have to wait & see when the next book comes out.
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By Noreen Im on August 20, 2009
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Stories told in first-person allow the reader to live vicariously from start to finish. It is a wonderful escape to be 22 again, fresh out of college with big hopes and dreams for the future along with the "realities" that there are others in our lives that must get involved in some way! Jeannie Yee Davis's Sandy in "The Accidental Columnist" allows us many opportunities to imagine the emotional roller-coaster and thrill of anticipation of someone "special" through the eyes of a loved one setting us up... it's a fun read with a pace that doesn't stop.
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More About the Author

Jeannie Yee Davis is a freelance writer. She writes from her home in South San Francisco, California, where she resides with her husband, Mark. Her short stories appear in Long Story Short, e-Clips and Applecart Magazine. She authored two columns for The Voice, her church's newsletter, entitled, Pleasing God 24/7 and A Moment in His Light. She is currently working on her second book.