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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,179 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gail Tsukiyama Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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As World War II threatens their comfortable life in Hong Kong, young Joan and Emma Lew escape with their family to spend the war years in Macao. When they return home, Emma has developed a deep interest in travel and new experiences, while Joan has turned to movies and thoughts of romance to escape the problems of ordinary life.

As the girls become women, each follows a path different from what her family expects. But through periods of great happiness and sorrow, the sisters learn that their close-knit family—their parents, their independent aunt Go, and Foon, the family cook—is a source of strength as they pursue their separate dreams.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Delicately fashioned…Evocative.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Tsukiyama tells a quietly powerful and understated story of women finding their way in the world, and the strength they derive from family ties.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “With unexpected poignancy…Tsukiyama skillfully demonstrates how the strength of family bonds can provide spiritual sustenance.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Narrator Anna Fields captures the essence of these characters and their emotional lives as they grow, mature, suffer, and celebrate over the course of twenty-five years. Her voice is ever true to the personalities and situations. A rewarding production; recommended for fiction collections.”

    Library Journal

  • “The tale grows in richness as it proceeds, a paean to the sustaining pleasures of family.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tara | 2/19/2014

    " Chinese sisters grow up in Hong Kong and Macau after WWII. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joanna | 2/14/2014

    " A growing-up story about two sisters and their multi-generational family. I did not like the narrative voice. I wished for a more personal tone. It was a good portrait of Hong Kong/ Taiwan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sharon | 2/7/2014

    " Loved the book. Ms. Tsukiyama's writing is amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marcie | 2/6/2014

    " An interesting look at family and the different paths in life siblings can take, but the bonds that hold them together nonetheless. Another excellent book by Tsukiyama. "

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