Tag Archives: China

Who Am I

I just finished The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. Unfortunately, it failed to meet my expectations. After my disappointment in China Dolls and my awareness of the popularity of See’s latest novel, I was all ready for … Continue reading

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Three’s a Crowd

China Dolls by Lisa See is a historical fiction novel.The story begins in San Francisco just prior to World War Two where three young Asian-American women are attempting to pursue their dreams of careers in the entertainment business. The girls … Continue reading

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Puffin

When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro is a detective novel published in 2000. This is the third Ishiguro novel I have read and as in his other works, I enjoyed it. Told in the first-person by a man named … Continue reading

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Whither Thou Goest

Bridge to the Sun by Gwen Terasaki is a memoir written by the American wife of a Japanese diplomat during World War II. When the Tennessee born author met and married her Japanese husband in Washington D.C. in 1931, little … Continue reading

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Who’s on First

The Map Thief by Heather Terrell is a book I have been meaning to read for sometime. It was published in 2008. It is a fictional novel loosely based on actual historical people and events which have been altered to … Continue reading

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Secrets

The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles by Katherine Pancol is a fictional novel expertly translated from the original French.  This is the story of two sisters living in the Paris vicinity.  Their personalities are as different as night and day providing … Continue reading

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Blossoming in America

The Cooked Seed is a new memoir by well-known author Anchee Min.  This interesting story recounts Ms. Min’s experiences in Communist China and her immigration to the U.S. It is a gripping story filled with struggle, heartbreak, and loss, tempered … Continue reading

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