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The Shanghai Tunnel

Newman, Sharan (Book - 2008 )
The Shanghai Tunnel
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nbsp; Portland, 1868. It isnbsp;a rough hewn place, an exploding trading post that has dreams of becoming a metropolis.nbsp; nbsp; Horace Stratton, onenbsp;ofnbsp;Portland's wealthiest heirs, has decided to come home for good after amassing yet another fortune in Shanghai. With him comes hisnbsp;wifenbsp;Emily, a shy daughter of missionaries, and their teenaged son. On the brink of that happy return, Horace suddenly falls ill and dies in San Francisco. nbsp; Emily and her son bring her husband homenbsp;to Portlandnbsp;and they try to settle into this new culture.While they look as if they should belong, Portland is a strange and unsettling place for them.nbsp; nbsp; Emily is guilt-ridden, but sorrow is one of the few emotions she didn't feel when told of her husband'snbsp;passing.nbsp;For Emily had learned more about her husband's past than anyone would believe. And she discovers thatnbsp;all of his schemes did not die with him. nbsp; His partners very much want Emily and her son to go away... by whatever means necessary.nbsp;Emily will have tonbsp;delve into her husband'snbsp;seedy and painfulnbsp;pastnbsp;and set things right so that she can make a life for herself and her son in this strange land.
Authors: Newman, Sharan
Title: The Shanghai Tunnel
Publisher: New York : Forge, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 334 p. :,map ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Sharan Newman
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
ISBN: 0765313006
9780765313003
Branch Call Number: FICTION NEWMAN
Subject Headings: Portland (Or.) Fiction
Genre/Form: Historical fiction
LCCN: 2007038741
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A widow takes over her husband's business in the rough, bustling trading outpost of 1868 Portland, Oregon. She must deal with his hostile partners and investigate the murder of a man in her kitchen.


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