Acclaimed author of Ash Malinda Lo returns with her most personal and ambitious novel yet, a gripping story of love and duty set in San Francisco's Chinatown during the 1950s.
Malinda Lo is the critically acclaimed author of several young adult novels, including most recently A Line in the Dark, which was a Kirkus Best YA Book of 2017 and one of Vulture's 10 Best YA Books of 2017. Her novel Ash, a lesbian retelling of Cinderella, was a finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award, the Andre Norton Award for YA Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and was a Kirkus Best Book for Children and Teens. She has been a three-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Malinda's nonfiction has been published by the New York Times Book Review, NPR, the Huffington Post, The Toast, the Horn Book, and the anthologies Here We Are, How I Resist, and Scratch. She lives in Massachusetts with her wife.
"Lo's writing, restrained yet luscious, shimmers with the thrills
of youthful desire. A lovely, memorable novel about listening to
the whispers of a wayward heart and claiming a place in the
world."-Sarah Waters, international bestselling and award winning
author of Tipping the Velvet and The Night
"Exquisite and heart-shattering, Last Night at the Telegraph Club made me ache with wishing. This book is for anyone who has ever loved-in any sense of the word." -Emily X.R. Pan, New York Times bestselling author of The Astonishing Color of After
"Oh, what a wonderful novel this is! For all who ever dared to want more, much more, from life-a beautifully sensitive love story, with telling historic detail."-Susan Elia MacNeal, New York Times bestselling author of the Edgar-nominated Maggie Hope series
"Malinda Lo's Last Night at the Telegraph Club is an instant classic, the finest LGBTQIA+ romance I've read in ages. Lo has lovingly re-created 1950s San Francisco and made me feel as though I'd lived there, and her depiction of first love felt so real that I experienced it in long-since-forgotten corners of my own heart." -Bill Konigsberg, award-winning author of The Music of What Happens and The Bridge
"Malinda Lo's Last Night at the Telegraph Club is a beautifully observed story about finding love and fighting for one's identity against tremendous odds. In bringing a fascinating chapter of history to vivid life, this novel illuminates a path to the future through a careful understanding of our past. It's vivid, emotional, and hopeful. I loved it." -Abdi Nazemian, author of Stonewall Honor Book Like a Love Story
"A sweeping and romantic page-turner, the heart of this rich and ambitious historical novel is a love story that thrums with passion and self-discovery."-Laura Ruby, two-time National Book Award Finalist and Printz Award winning author of Bone Gap
"Malinda Lo turns her masterful talent toward an under-covered period of San Francisco history. Last Night at the Telegraph Club is by turns gut-wrenching, utterly compelling, and deeply tender. I loved Lily fiercely, and you will too." -Rebecca Kim Wells, author of Shatter the Sky
"A lovely, affirming, layered, and deft coming-of-queer-age novel."-New York Times bestselling author Kate Elliott
"Lo has really outdone herself here. I don't think I can overstate how refreshing it is to read queer historical fiction that is so complex, nuanced, and tender. It's my opinion that this book will quickly become a new touchstone of the genre of queer literature. What an accomplishment." -Sarah Gailey, award-winning author of Magic for Liars and Upright Women Wanted