Three Daughters of Madame Liang

Three Daughters of Madame Liang

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After her husband takes a concubine, Madame Liang sets out on her own, starting an upscale restaurant and sending her daughters to America to be educated. At the restaurant, the leaders of the People's Republic wine and dine and Madame Liang must keep a low profile for her daughters' sake. Soon her two eldest daughters are called back to serve the People's Republic. Her oldest daughter, Grace, now a doctor, finds meaning through her work. Things are not as easy for her daughter Mercy, a musician who is not in demand in the People's Republic, nor for her new husband who she has brought back to China with her. Watching her two daughters grow apart and knowing that her youngest daughter will never return, Madame Liang must also face the challenges The Cultural Revolution, and how to keep herself and the restaurant, alive.
Publisher: Wakefield, R.I. : Moyer Bell, [2008], c1969
ISBN: 9781559210409
Branch Call Number: FICTION BUCK 2008
Characteristics: 315 p. ; 21 cm


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May 02, 2014

This book was quite incredible. Buck does such a good job of showing us what the characters think. She contrasts China and the U.S. and what they both think about each other, and focuses a lot on what a Chinese person from the U.S. thinks of China during the Cultural Revolution. It would very interesting to see what a Chinese person who lived during this time thinks about this book as Buck tries hard to show what Chinese people were thinking during this time. I definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in Chinese history and Chinese-American relations.


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