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Dragonfruit Anthology

Dragonfruit Front Cover“How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit is an eclectic, soulful collection of stories by badass women who have adventured far out of their comfort zones. Full of candid observations about travel, language, food, self and other, it’s a book for anyone who has ever felt peripheral, upside down, culturally shocked or inspired. In other words, a book for all of us.” – Rachel DeWoskin, author of Foreign Babes in Beijing, Repeat After Me, Big Girl Small, and Blind.

“A unique and inspiring collection of voices that calls up all the wonder, fascination, challenges, disorientation, and delights faced by women expats throughout Asia. I was moved by the breadth of experiences included in this anthology at the same time that I fell in love with one thread running throughout: how the expatriate journey takes us away from ourselves and then ultimately delivers us back, richer, wiser, and even more aware of how our own identities fit within our wide, wide world.” – Tracy Slater, author of The Good Shufu: A Wife in Search of a Life Between East and West


Meet the contributors to How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit? True Stories of Expat Women in Asia edited by Shannon Young

Kathryn Hummel, Coco Richter, Ember Swift, Leza Lowitz and Susan Blumberg-Kason

Edna Zhou, Nicola Chilton, Philippa Ramsden, Saffron Marchant, India Harris and Jocelyn Eikenburg

Catherine Rose Torres, Christine Tan, Michelle Borok, Barbara Craven and Eva Cohen

Stephanie Han, Suzanne Kamata, Sharon Brown, Jenna Lynn Cody and Kaitlin Solimine

Pamela Beere Briggs, Jennifer S. Deayton, Neha Mehta, Dorcas Cheng-Tozun and Shannon Dunlap


Find more posts from the contributors on our Facebook page and on Pinterest.


Find the book in paperback and e-book formats at the following sites:

Amazon (paper and e-book)
Barnes & Noble (paper and e-book)
Smashwords (e-book)
Apple (e-book)

Book Depository (paper)

You can also find the paperback in Hong Kong at Bookazine, Swindon, Kubrick and Dymocks.

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