Letters in the Jade Dragon Box

Letters in the Jade Dragon Box

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by Gale Sears
     
 

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From the bestselling author of The Silence of God comes a new LDS historical novel that reveals the harrowing true story of a former general in the Chinese army who became one of the first converts to the Church in Hong Kong. This compelling drama unfolds through the eyes of a teenage girl, Wen-shan, who was taken from her family home in mainland China during the

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From the bestselling author of The Silence of God comes a new LDS historical novel that reveals the harrowing true story of a former general in the Chinese army who became one of the first converts to the Church in Hong Kong. This compelling drama unfolds through the eyes of a teenage girl, Wen-shan, who was taken from her family home in mainland China during the Cultural Revolution to live with her great-uncle—the former general. For ten years, Wen-shan has carried the sorrow of abandonment in her heart, with few memories of her life before. But at the death of Chairman Mao, Wen-shan receives a mysterious wooden box that reveals the fate of the family she has not heard from in more than a decade. Through the letters in the jade dragon box, Wen-shan and her great-uncle discover a bond between each other, their family, and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606412480
Publisher:
Deseret Book Company
Publication date:
10/12/2011
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,219,677
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Letters in the Jade Dragon Box 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MeMeML More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a wonderful book including all the history of China.  I highly recommend this book as a great read.
Chirkenduse More than 1 year ago
This was a very touching account of a young girl who had questions about her family and about why her uncle was somewhat distant. As her questions are answered she develops a warmer relationship with her uncle. This book gave me pause and time to reflect on her situation. I enjoyed it immensely as did my husband.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a great book about the rein of Mao Tse Tung and the terrible leader he was. This is a true story about a young girl, Wen-shan, who lived with her parents in china until her life was in danger and her mother sent her to live with her great uncle in Hong Kong for her own safety at the age of 4. She doesn’t remember much and she always wonders why her mother sent her away and then she and her uncle are given the “Jade Dragon Box with letters from her mother and pictures that her grandfather painted. As they read these letters Wen-Shan came to understand her mother and in the end of the story she found out that her mother was still living in China and that they could communicate now that Chairman Mao was dead. M. NELSON
TheReadersCove More than 1 year ago
Letters in the Jade Dragon Box is set between memories of the Mao Tes-tung years in China and the time following his death. Chen Wen-shan, now 15, can¿t remember anything before she was sent to live with her great uncle in Hong Kong. A mysterious letter is received. A trip to a large home and a gift of a Jade box, with voices from the past, will forever change their lives. The story is well written and easy to visualize. The unique characters bring variety and realism to the story. Based on real life events, you have the opportunity to experience some of the most devastating events in China¿s history and the results of the cruelty. Excellent work of historical fiction.