The Many Daughters of Afong Moy Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

The Many Daughters of Afong Moy


  • Author : Jamie Ford
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-08-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982158231
  • Total Read : 76
  • File Size : 6,8 Mb

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The Many Daughters of Afong Moy Summary:

A Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! The New York Times bestselling author of the “mesmerizing and evocative” (Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants) Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet returns with a powerful exploration of the love that binds one family across the generations. Dorothy Moy breaks her own heart for a living. As Washington’s former poet laureate, that’s how she describes channeling her dissociative episodes and mental health struggles into her art. But when her five-year-old daughter exhibits similar behavior and begins remembering things from the lives of their ancestors, Dorothy believes the past has truly come to haunt her. Fearing that her child is predestined to endure the same debilitating depression that has marked her own life, Dorothy seeks radical help. Through an experimental treatment designed to mitigate inherited trauma, Dorothy intimately connects with past generations of women in her family: Faye Moy, a nurse in China serving with the Flying Tigers; Zoe Moy, a student in England at a famous school with no rules; Lai King Moy, a girl quarantined in San Francisco during a plague epidemic; Greta Moy, a tech executive with a unique dating app; and Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman to set foot in America. As painful recollections affect her present life, Dorothy discovers that trauma isn’t the only thing she’s inherited. A stranger is searching for her in each time period. A stranger who’s loved her through all of her genetic memories. Dorothy endeavors to break the cycle of pain and abandonment, to finally find peace for her daughter, and gain the love that has long been waiting, knowing she may pay the ultimate price.

The Many Daughters of Afong Moy Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

The Many Daughters of Afong Moy


  • Author : Jamie Ford
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-08-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982158217
  • Total Read : 63
  • File Size : 11,5 Mb

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The Many Daughters of Afong Moy Summary:

"From the New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet comes a powerful novel about the love that binds one family of women across generations. Dorothy Moy breaks her own heart for a living. As Seattle's former poet laureate, that's how she describes channeling her dissociative episodes and mental breakdowns into her art. But when her five-year-old daughter, Annabel, exhibits the same behavior and begins remembering things and events she has never experienced, Dorothy believes the past has truly come to haunt the present. If she doesn't take radical steps, her daughter will be doomed to face the same debilitating depression that has marked her life. Through epigenetic therapy-an experimental treatment designed to mitigate inherited trauma-Dorothy intimately connects with the past generations of women in her family: Faye Moy, a nurse in Burma serving with the Flying Tigers; Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman to set foot in America; Zoe Moy, a student in England at a famous school with no rules; Lai King Moy, a girl quarantined in San Francisco during a plague epidemic; and Greta Moy, a tech executive with a unique dating app. Through reliving their painful stories, Dorothy comes to understand the true cost of inherited pain. As the past bleeds into the present, Dorothy discovers that trauma isn't the only thing she's inherited. A stranger is searching for her in each time period. A stranger who's loved her through all of her genetic memories. And that person is most certainly not her current husband, Louis. To protect her daughter's future, Dorothy must break the cycle and find a way to cross time and resolve all past traumas, to find the love that has long been waiting, and find peace for Annabel. Even if it means she must sacrifice her only chance at life and happiness"--

The Sign for Home Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

The Sign for Home


  • Author : Blair Fell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-04-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982175979
  • Total Read : 76
  • File Size : 15,9 Mb

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Longlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize When Arlo Dilly learns the girl he thought was lost forever might still be out there, he takes it as a sign and embarks on a life-changing journey to find his great love—and his freedom. Arlo Dilly is young, handsome and eager to meet the right girl. He also happens to be DeafBlind, a Jehovah’s Witness, and under the strict guardianship of his controlling uncle. His chances of finding someone to love seem slim to none. And yet, it happened once before: many years ago, at a boarding school for the Deaf, Arlo met the love of his life—a mysterious girl with onyx eyes and beautifully expressive hands which told him the most amazing stories. But tragedy struck, and their love was lost forever. Or so Arlo thought. After years trying to heal his broken heart, Arlo is assigned a college writing assignment which unlocks buried memories of his past. Soon he wonders if the hearing people he was supposed to trust have been lying to him all along, and if his lost love might be found again. No longer willing to accept what others tell him, Arlo convinces a small band of misfit friends to set off on a journey to learn the truth. After all, who better to bring on this quest than his gay interpreter and wildly inappropriate Belgian best friend? Despite the many forces working against him, Arlo will stop at nothing to find the girl who got away and experience all of life’s joyful possibilities.

The Chinese Lady Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Chinese Lady


  • Author : Nancy E. Davis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 331
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190645236
  • Total Read : 70
  • File Size : 20,6 Mb

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The Chinese Lady Summary:

In 1834, a Chinese woman named Afong Moy arrived in America as both a prized guest and an advertisement for a merchant firm--a promotional curiosity with bound feet and a celebrity used to peddle exotic wares from the East. This first biography of Afong Moy explores how she shaped Americans' impressions of China, while living as a stranger in a foreign land.

Many Daughters of Afong Moy  Export  Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Many Daughters of Afong Moy Export


  • Author : Jamie Ford
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • Release Date : 2022-08-02
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 1668004917
  • Total Read : 89
  • File Size : 5,6 Mb

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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Book
Score: 4
From 319 Ratings

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet


  • Author : Jamie Ford
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2009-01-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345512505
  • Total Read : 70
  • File Size : 10,6 Mb

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"Sentimental, heartfelt….the exploration of Henry’s changing relationship with his family and with Keiko will keep most readers turning pages...A timely debut that not only reminds readers of a shameful episode in American history, but cautions us to examine the present and take heed we don’t repeat those injustices."-- Kirkus Reviews “A tender and satisfying novel set in a time and a place lost forever, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet gives us a glimpse of the damage that is caused by war--not the sweeping damage of the battlefield, but the cold, cruel damage to the hearts and humanity of individual people. Especially relevant in today's world, this is a beautifully written book that will make you think. And, more importantly, it will make you feel." -- Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain “Jamie Ford's first novel explores the age-old conflicts between father and son, the beauty and sadness of what happened to Japanese Americans in the Seattle area during World War II, and the depths and longing of deep-heart love. An impressive, bitter, and sweet debut.” -- Lisa See, bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan In the opening pages of Jamie Ford’s stunning debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol. This simple act takes old Henry Lee back to the 1940s, at the height of the war, when young Henry’s world is a jumble of confusion and excitement, and to his father, who is obsessed with the war in China and having Henry grow up American. While “scholarshipping” at the exclusive Rainier Elementary, where the white k

The Chinese Lady Book

The Chinese Lady


  • Author : Lloyd Suh
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822239901
  • Total Read : 97
  • File Size : 15,8 Mb

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The Chinese Lady Summary:

Afong Moy is fourteen years old when she’s brought to the United States from Guangzhou Province in 1834. Allegedly the first Chinese woman to set foot on U.S. soil, she has been put on display for the American public as “The Chinese Lady.” For the next half-century, she performs for curious white people, showing them how she eats, what she wears, and the highlight of the event: how she walks with bound feet. As the decades wear on, her celebrated sideshow comes to define and challenge her very sense of identity. Inspired by the true story of Afong Moy’s life, THE CHINESE LADY is a dark, poetic, yet whimsical portrait of America through the eyes of a young Chinese woman.

Love and Other Consolation Prizes Book
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

Love and Other Consolation Prizes


  • Author : Jamie Ford
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: FICTION
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804176750
  • Total Read : 60
  • File Size : 13,5 Mb

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Love and Other Consolation Prizes Summary:

A half-Chinese orphan whose mother sacrificed everything to give him a better chance is raffled off as a prize at Seattle's 1909 World's Fair, only to land in the ownership of the madam of a notorious brothel where he finds friendship and opportunities, in a story based on true events.