Three Daughters of Madame Liang

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After her husband takes a concubine, Madame Liang sets out on her own, starting an upscale restaurant and sending her daughters to America to be educated. At the restaurant, the leaders of the People's Republic wine and dine and Madame Liang must keep a low profile for her daughters' sake.

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 ...

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Overview

After her husband takes a concubine, Madame Liang sets out on her own, starting an upscale restaurant and sending her daughters to America to be educated. At the restaurant, the leaders of the People's Republic wine and dine and Madame Liang must keep a low profile for her daughters' sake.

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559210409
  • Publisher: Moyer Bell
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Series: Oriental Novels of Pearl S. Buck Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 322
  • Sales rank: 292,359
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Pearl S. Buck was born in West Virginia and taken to China as an infant before the turn of the century. Buck grew up speaking Chinese as well as English. She is the most widely translated American author to this day. She has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature. She died in 1973.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2002

    one family - many outlooks

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2002

    Outstanding

    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 best

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2001

    Buck's worst book

    Not captivating in the least, by far Pearl's worst novel!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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