Happy Pub Day to #LandofBigNumbers. This is a truly interesting book 📚 of short stories by @tepingchen Thank you to @marinerbooks and @houghtonmifflinharcourt for my arc. I am a bit picky about short stories because I find many of them are weird or weirdly sad. I am generally more of an Ellen Gilchrist or Katherine Ann Porter fan. However, I am happy to tell you that Te-Ping Chen has written stories of people I can relate to, with the added bonus of learning a bit about what life in China is like. I especially enjoyed “Hotline Girl” about a woman answering a government hotline and “Lulu”, about a brother watching his brighter twin sister deteriorate under the heavy hand of the Chinese government. These stories definitely highlight the dangers inherent in allowing a government too much power over the individuals. I easily recommend this book.