The Jade Peony
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Choy's book has won all kinds of Canadian literary awards, and it gives a person, immediate view into the life of a Vancouver Chinese family in the 1940s.
Vancouver, in the late 1930s and '40s provides the backdrop for this poignant first novel, told through the vivid reminiscences of the three younger children of an immigrant Chinese family.
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Three Chinese Canadian siblings tell the story of their very different childhoods in Vancouvers's Chinatown before and during World War II.
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