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Jennifer Cody Epstein

Jennifer Cody Epstein is the author of the international best-selling novel The Painter from Shanghai, The Gods of Heavenly Punishment (the 2013 Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association adult fiction honor recipient), and most recently, Wunderland. She has written for the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Self, Mademoiselle, and others. Epstein earned her MFA in fiction from Columbia University and an MA in international affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.

Books by Jennifer Cody Epstein

  1. Book CoverThe Gods of Heavenly Punishment: A Novel


    “Showcases war’s bitter ironies . . . as well as its romantic serendipities.”—VogueMore

  2. Book CoverThe Painter from Shanghai: A Novel


    "A historical novel on a grand scale…a dark love story, a triumphant tale of survival." —Maureen HowardMore