Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Turn the Page Tuesday

Years ago I read Snowflower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See and it is one of those books I still think of these years later.  Dreams of Joy will no doubt be long thought of as well.  In spite of some really painful imagery, I could not put it down.   My friend visited China last year and came back telling me a lot I didn’t know about life during the Great Leap Forward, just heartbreaking stories. This book was even more graphic, but a strong chord of beauty runs through every page.    I only regret that I did not read Shanghai Girls first, as Dreams of Joy begins where that story ended.    I was very sad to come to the end of the book. 


donna said...

Another book (or four) to add to my list. Thanks, Sue.


donna said...

I checked for this book at my local library luck. But I will get it at some point.