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Suzanne Park With Stephan Lee Reads and Signs “The Christmas Clash” at DIESEL Brentwood

Tuesday October 4th at 6:30 p.m.

Join DIESEL Brentwood on Tuesday October 4th at 6:30 pm as Suzanne Park will be at the store to discuss and sign The Christmas Clash. Joining her in conversation will be Stephan Lee. 

This event is free to attend and will be held in the courtyard at DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood. Masks are required to attend.

Chloe Kwon and Peter Li are longtime rivals whose families don’t get along either. Their parents operate rival restaurants in the Riverwood Mall food court—Korean food for the Kwons and Chinese food for the Lis. Chloe and Peter help out at their families’ restaurants while also working at different holiday pop-ups—Chloe as a photographer at the mall’s Santa’s Village and Peter at the virtual reality North Pole experience. While neither is really sure why there’s bad blood between their families, they dutifully uphold the feud despite an inkling of attraction between them that’s about to get much more difficult to ignore.

The Riverwood Mall has been sold and will be demolished to build condos. Eviction notices are being handed out right before Christmas. When Chloe and Peter discover what’s about to happen they realize they must band together to try and save the mall. They begin meeting secretly to form a plan and with each meeting their natural attraction grows stronger. Just when it seems like they can put aside their differences and work closely (very closely) together, they discover that the Kwon and Li feud goes far deeper than either of them realize. Can the two of them reunite their families in order to save their businesses and the mall? Or will the past and their parents’ pride keep them from reconciling no matter the cost?

Suzanne Park is a Korean-American writer who was born and raised in Tennessee. As a comedienne, she was selected to appear on BET’s “Coming to the Stage.” Suzanne was also the winner of the Seattle Sierra Mist Comedy Competition, and was a semi-finalist in NBC’s “Stand Up For Diversity” showcase in San Francisco. Suzanne graduated from Columbia University and received an MBA from UCLA. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, female offspring, and a sneaky rat that creeps around on her back patio. In her spare time, she procrastinates. She is the author of the adult novels  Loathe at First Sight (2020) and So We Meet Again (2021) and the YA novels The Perfect Escape (2020) and Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous (2021). Her first holiday novel, a YA rom-com, The Christmas Clash will be published on October 4, 2022 and she has another adult novel The Do-Over coming out in April 2023.

Stephan Lee is a YA enthusiast, ardent K-pop fan, and journalist. He currently works as Senior Editor at Bustle after a five-year stretch covering books and movies at Entertainment Weekly. At EW, he traveled to Seoul for three weeks to write a feature about Korean entertainment’s world domination, interviewing K-pop idols Ailee, Tablo, and Tiffany Young of Girls Generation. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing at The New School. He is the author of K-pop Confidential and K-pop Revolution.

For more information visit https://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/suzanne-park-october-4-Author-signing

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