Stone Fruit

  • Type: Books
  • By: Lee Lai
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: General Fiction, Graphic Novels
  • Recommended by: Seoung K.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781683964261
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A Tender Story of Family and Identity

Stone Fruit by Lee Lai is the story of a breakup. Ray and Bron take care of Ray’s niece twice a week, and they are both dearly attached to the girl. But outside of these magical days, Bron is in a spiral, and when she leaves Ray to return to her conservative family, each of them struggle to figure out who they are without the other. 

I loved the grounded relationships in this graphic novel. Ray and Bron both have complicated bonds with their siblings, and I really appreciated the navigation between chosen family and blood family that the women deal with. The art is evocative and lovely. Fans of memoirs or realistic graphic novels like The Fire Never Goes Out or Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me will enjoy this book.