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The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane

The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See– 384 pages ARC courtesy of author Book Blurb: Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate—the […]

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Snow Flower And The Secret Fan

Snow Flower And The Secret Fan by Lisa See

Snow Flower and The Secret Fan by Lisa See– 269 pages Book Blurb: In nineteenth-century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, “old same,” in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. The laotong, Snow Flower, introduces herself by sending […]

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Mambo In Chinatown

Mambo In Chinatown by Jean Kwok

Mambo In Chinatown by Jean Kwok – 384 pages Book Blurb: Twenty-two-year-old Charlie Wong grew up in New York’s Chinatown, the older daughter of a Beijing ballerina and a noodle maker. Though an ABC (America-born Chinese), Charlie’s entire world has been limited to this small area. Now grown, she lives in the same tiny apartment with her […]

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Girl In Translation by Jean Kwok

Girl In Translation by Jean Kwok -304 pages Book Blurb: When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life like the staggering degree of her […]

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A Hundred Flowers

A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama – 288 pages Advanced Reader Copy courtesy of St. Martin’s Press Book Blurb: China, 1957. Chairman Mao has declared a new openness in society: “Let a hundred flowers bloom; let a hundred schools of thought contend.” Many intellectuals fear it is only a trick, and Kai Y ing’s husband, […]

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