Today's guest is Jennifer Chow author of The 228 Legacy. Jennifer was inspired to write the novel based on her geriatric social work experience. She wanted people to understand some hidden issues of aging: ageism, loss of identity, spousal loss, deteriorating health, and caregiver burden. She deliberately told the story using multigenerational viewpoints to highlight these issues from different perspectives.
The book covers various aspects of aging and features a senior home in its setting. However, it's also a novel about cultural identity and long-standing secrets. In fact, it’s inspired by a true historical event that happened in Taiwan. Jane Porter, national bestselling author of The Good Daughter, described the book as “An impressive debut! Moving, hopeful, and triumphant. A compelling read."