American merchant Captain Jeremiah Macy Hammond is at the
forefront of the New World. His trading empire faces pirates, violent storms,
and illness as it forges new paths across the Pacific Ocean, opening new
markets in Hawaii, Mexico, and China. It is there he meets the beautiful Lady
Yee, the Silver Lotus, prized daughter of a wealthy Cantonese merchant family.
A great love is born, and their adventures will shape their lives—their love
will transcend borders, oceans, and cultures, and their marriage will
eventually serve as a foundation for the growth and development of the Northern
Steeped in the rich culture of the Orient and set against
the burgeoning trading routes of the Pacific Rim, The Silver Lotus presents
Steinbeck’s most moving and textured narrative to date. Readers of both Lisa
See and Patrick O’Brian will be drawn to this rich historical tapestry that
examines how industry, adventure, and love served as the building blocks of the
thriving California waterfront.
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