Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Children's, Teenage & Young Adult
Paperback Published on: 18/03/2021
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Last Night at the Telegraph Club
This was such a gorgeous book! The writing was stunning, the characters felt realistic and I felt so drawn in to the setting and the story. The historical ... READ MORE
Amelia Adams


Winner of the National Book Award for Young Adult Literature

From the award-winning author of Ash comes a gripping story of love and duty set in San Francisco's Chinatown during the 1950s.

Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can't remember exactly when the question took root, but the answer was in full bloom the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club.

America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father - despite his hard-won citizenship - Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781529366587
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 292g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm

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Last Night at the Telegraph Club
Cute love story but also talks about how being gay was seen in that area especially for a Chinese-American like Lily
Thainara Galli
Last Night at the Telegraph Club
This got me back into reading
I think this book will forever be one of my favourites. It has fantastic character development and the loveliest love story, but also focuses heavily on im... READ MORE
Alex Jackson
Last Night at the Telegraph Club
How many emotions can I feel for one beautiful book?
I will never stop recommending this book and the pure depiction of young love in a society where that love can't happen.
Last Night at the Telegraph Club
A Great Historical Queer Novel
A strong YA novel that deals with both politics and sexuality against the background of immigrant culture in Fifties San Francisco. Lily Hu is seventeen, a... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley