Night of Many Dreams

Night of Many Dreams

by Gail Tsukiyama
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Night of Many Dreams by Gail Tsukiyama

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 develops a deep interest in travel and sets her sights on an artistic life in San Francisco, while Joan turns to movies and thoughts of romance to escape the pressures of her real 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 complicated ties to each other—and to the other members of their close-knit family—are a source of strength as they pursue their separate dreams.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312199401
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 370,261
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Born to a Chinese mother and a Japanese father in San Francisco, Gail Tsukiyama's novels include Dreaming Water, Women of the Silk, The Language of Threads, and The Samurai's Garden. She lives in El Cerrito, California.

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Night of Many Dreams 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
___Melissa___ More than 1 year ago
I had never heard of this book, until I just noticed it on a bookshelf. I have to say I was interested from the start, and this book kept taking different directions, and the author tells the story through the eyes of each character, which gives the book a very special something! Awesome book, and I recommend it to everyone! :D
Guest More than 1 year ago
Night of many Dreams was the last book I read from Gail and I regretted I waited so long. A wonderful book of two sisters, family and friendships. I love her writing it's so hauntingly beautiful it just makes you heart ache because you want more. Gail please write another book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When asked to choose one of about seven books in english class this semester, I was doubtful if Night Of Many Dreams would really be as great as my teacher exclaimed. I am happy to say that this book is extremely good. Traveling the life of one small family through the views of three different members, in two generations, was a reading experience I loved. The historical background was enough to make the story realistic, but not so much that the book became boring and a history lesson. Teenage girls will especially enjoy this, but anyone could love this somewhat easy read about young girls growing up in Hong Kong.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was recommended to this book by a friend, and before that, I had never even heard of the author. The plot wasn't intricate nor breathtaking, nor is it the psychological workings of the characters violently stirring. This story of Emma and the years of her childhood to adulthood set with the scenes of boisterous Hong Kong, friendly Macao, and abroad in San Francisco could only be depicted with a style of such grace and candor. Whenever I feel like a rest from the rush of this world, I would pick up another book by Tsukiyama and allow the lightness of her beautiful writing life me up.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
at times it seems depressing but it makes you feel good for some reason. i really enjoyed it!