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The Distant Land of My Father - Bo Caldwell
The Distant Land of My Father
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Anna, the narrator of this riveting first novel, lives in a storybook world: exotic pre- World War II Shanghai, with handsome young parents, wealth, and comfort. Her father, the son of missionaries, leads a charmed and secretive life, though his greatest joy is sharing his beloved city with his... show more
Anna, the narrator of this riveting first novel, lives in a storybook world: exotic pre- World War II Shanghai, with handsome young parents, wealth, and comfort. Her father, the son of missionaries, leads a charmed and secretive life, though his greatest joy is sharing his beloved city with his only daughter. Yet when Anna and her mother flee Japanese-occupied Shanghai to return to California, he stays behind, believing his connections and a little bit of luck will keep him safe. Through Anna's memories and her father's journals we learn of his fall from charismatic millionaire to tortured prisoner, in a story of betrayal and reconciliation that spans two continents. The Distant Land of My Father, a breathtaking and richly lyrical debut, unfolds to reveal an enduring family love through tragic circumstances.National Bestseller
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156027137 (0156027135)
ASIN: 156027135
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it
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I highly recommend this book. It will appeal to those who enjoy books about family relationships, it will appeal to those who enjoy learning about historical events in foreign lands and finally it will appeal to those who enjoy historical biographies. This is a book of historical fiction. It is not ...
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teaandbooks rated it
2.0 The Distant Land of My Father
Tedious. It started out well, but once the main character came to California the story dragged and it seemed like the author didn't know what to do with it, but needed a way to show that the father had abandoned the family. I began skipping around after this, because I just couldn't invest myself in...
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