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A Hundred Flowers

A Hundred Flowers

Book - 2012
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A tale set during the Chinese Cultural Revolution follows the struggles of Kai Ying to safeguard her family when her teacher husband is arrested and sent to a "reeducation" labor camp for criticizing the Communist Party.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781250017000
1250017009
9781429961691
1429961694
9780312274818
0312274815
Branch Call Number: F TSUKI-G
Characteristics: 288 p. ; 22 cm

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mark_barbosa
Jul 21, 2017

I liked the book. This was another one that was easy to listen too. The author did a good job in developing the characters.

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Travel
Jun 30, 2015

A disappointment after the wonderful "Samurai's Garden".
I found the writing jerky - jumping from one character's perspective to another often within one or two pages.

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booktigger
Jun 12, 2013

Told from the different perspectives of the characters, this was an enjoyable and quick read on an interesting period of China's history under General Mao - the hundred flowers campaign. Glad I picked it up.

mrsgail5756 May 29, 2013

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

booklady413 Mar 27, 2013

This book is excellent. Gail Tsukyama's words flow like a waterfall. If you take my recommendation and read this book, make sure that you read the Street of a Thousand Blossoms also by Gail.

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canarymom
Dec 21, 2012

I'm so glad I stuck with this book! Had some trouble following the story in the first few chapters, but it soon became very difficult to put down. The daily life of the Chinese up to the takeover by modern government has such a richness of time and texture. Relationships have such history and expectation that to be Chinese is everything.

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Eil_1
Sep 24, 2012

This was a wonderful story! Although fiction, it is so closely connected with the terrible hardships suffered under Mao. The characters were so very life-like it felt like I knew them and rejoiced with their successes and felt bad about their challenges. First of her books that I've read and I will definitely rent all of them.

rowanquincy Sep 05, 2012

Nice read. Liked the way the author used the viewpoints o the individual characters.

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mrsgail5756 May 29, 2013

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

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