The Distant Land of My Father

The Distant Land of My Father

eBook - 2001
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Anna had a charmed childhood in 1930s Shanghai with her smuggler father. Anna and her mother fled the Japanese occupation and settled in California, but her father stayed behind. Fifteen years later, Anna is grown with a family of her own in Los Angeles when her father reappears.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2001
ISBN: 9780811875219
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (373 p.) : map


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Feb 16, 2013

This memoir provided good historical perspective on Shanghai and its evolution from pre-WW II to communism through the eyes of a young girl as she grows into adulthood. I liked the writing style and the historical details provided. In addition, the relationship dynamic of a husband who is unable/unwilling to leave Shanghai and separates himself from his family provides depth to the main characters. This would be a good book club book and does include discussion questions in the edition I read.


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