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Soon her two eldest daughters are called back to serve the People's Republic. Her oldest daughter, Grace, now a doctor, finds meaning through her work. Things are not as easy for her daughter ...
Soon her two eldest daughters are called back to serve the People's Republic. Her oldest daughter, Grace, now a doctor, finds meaning through her work. Things are not as easy for her daughter Mercy, a musician who is not in demand in the People's Republic, nor for her new husband who she has brought back to China with her.
Watching her two daughters grow apart and knowing that her youngest daughter will never return, Madame Liang must also face the challenges The Cultural Revolution, and how to keep herself and the restaurant, alive.
Posted September 25, 2002
Pearl Buck knows how to tell a chinese story and I enjoy every one! This book gives different outlooks from different people looking at the same situation. They all handle it differently - hopeful for a difference in the future, denial, just go along with the current trend, bitterness - it is all there. Very enjoyable to read. Increases knowledge in culture and history and human behavior.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 19, 2002
Pulitzer Prize winner Pearl Buck has produced another great tale from communist China. Madame Liang, herself a well respected business woman during the time of Mao Tse Tung, sent her three daughters to America when she began to suspect things might not go well for the Chinese people. Years later her eldest daughter, a scientist, is asked to return and work in her homeland. Grace is the most patriotic of the sisters and believes it is the right thing to do. Despite the problems that happen to the family she maintains this belief. Mercy, the second daughter, wants her children to be born in China and persuades her husband, also a scientist, to return to China. This proves disastrous. Buck, the child of American missionaries in China, manages to hold the readers attention throughout and is one of America¿s bestWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 23, 2001
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