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  • By cameron snow
    Mar 4, 2019
    What an incredible journey I was allowed to go through as I read this book! The author's ability to bring to life the story of courageous family members, especially her great-grandfather,who had a huge part in overturning the last of the Chinese Dynasties is just stunning! Her description of the hardships each generation faced, and how valiantly they overcame them all is a testament to the entire family. I learned so much about Chinese history, that I am amazed. I have been recommending this wonderful story to my friends, it is a terrific read.
  • By William Roth
    Mar 3, 2019
    Chinese History has always interested me as I know that China has played and will continue to play an important part in world affairs. But I had never been exposed to a families intimate experiences as has been so wonderfully portrayed by Kim S. Luke. This is a very timely and well written book. I wish that somehow millions of people would be exposed to the experiences that this family endured before finding their way to freedom by fleeing the brutality and censorship imposed upon them by their government. It is nothing short of a miracle that this family somehow, against terrific odds and over a number of years were able to escape and be re-united as a family again. This book will fill your heart with just about every emotion that we have ever experienced. Many kudos to this fine author who did years of research to bring us this wonderful saga.
  • By Nan Baker
    Feb 27, 2019
    An amazing and compelling story about the resilience of a family subjected to the cruelties of corrupt governments. I couldn't put it down and was sad when it ended. I look forward to the next installment!
  • By Georgia McGreal
    Feb 8, 2019
    Wow! I feel energized after reading this amazing autobiographical book! This is an inspiring story of personal courage, inner strength and abiding optimism. Kim has shared her personal story which includes challenges and experiences I could never have imagined growing up in the United States. This book is also a history lesson. Kim gives us a first-person account of village life in Southern China both before and during the Mao regime. Then her adjustment a very different life in Hong Kong. Kim’s touching and sometimes humorous recounting of close kinship and caring friendships, as well as the hardships of daily life and the common human bond that helped them survive is striking. The family’s journey to freedom through Hong Kong and to the United States is a beautiful story, well told. Through it all, Kim remained hopeful and never compromised her dreams, which at times required much effort and creativity to achieve. The fact that she and her family not only survived, but thrived, is a... More > testament to human capacity when hope remains present. Never give up on your dream and never lose sight of your goal!< Less
  • By L Lim
    Feb 2, 2019
    A very interesting and easy to read autobiography.
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Product Details

ISBN
9781483488707
Published
November 17, 2018
Language
English
Pages
242
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.93 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
Product ID
23875951
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