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A Concubine for the Family: A Family Saga in China by [Kwei, Amy]

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Length: 396 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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The novel covers a tumultuous era in Chinese history beginning in 1937 and ending in 1941.  It also explores the circumstances surrounding the true-life event of my grandmother's gift of a concubine to my grandfather on his birthday to enhance the chance of an heir to the Family.

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Amy S. Kwei - A Shanghai born Chinese American, she has twice won the Talespinner Competition sponsored by the Poughkeepsie Journal. One of the judges, Michael Korda, commented: "Has a very strong cultural appeal, and gives the reader a quick, instant understanding of Chinese values, and how they differ from our own. As well, it is simply written, perhaps the best written of all the stories here." Her young adult novel Intrigue in the House of Wong was published in 2009. Her short stories, children's stories and essays have appeared in many magazines. Amy is working on Under the Red Moon, a sequel to A Concubine for the Family. An excerpt from the book was published as a short story in the Skollie magazine of the Aspen Writers Foundation.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1120 KB
  • Print Length: 396 pages
  • Publisher: TATS Publishing (21 August 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0090VYT70
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #89,796 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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