Allison Hong Merrill | Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops: A Memoir

Local author Allison Hong Merrill will read from and discuss her memoir, Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops: A Memoir.  

This event is free and open to the public and will take place on the bookshop patio. GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized. 

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops from The King's English.

About the book:

Allison Hong is not your typical fifteen-year-old Taiwanese girl. Unwilling to bend to the conditioning of her Chinese culture, which demands that women submit to men's will, she disobeys her father's demand to stay in their faith tradition, Buddhism, and instead joins the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Then, six years later, she drops out of college to serve a mission--a decision for which her father disowns her.

After serving her mission in Taiwan, twenty-two-year-old Allison marries her Chinese-speaking American boyfriend, Cameron Chastain. But sixteen months later, Allison returns home to their Texas apartment and is shocked to discover that, in her two-hour absence, Cameron has taken all the money, moved out, and filed for divorce. Desperate for love and acceptance, Allison moves to Utah and enlists in an imaginary, unforgiving dating war against the bachelorettes at Brigham Young University, where the rules don't make sense--and winning isn't what she thought it would be.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 south 1500 east
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops: A Memoir By Allison Hong Merrill Cover Image
ISBN: 9781647421892
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: She Writes Press - September 21st, 2021