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5.0 out of 5 stars
A beautiful, moving story!, Nov. 6 1997
It's been nearly four years since I first read this book but I find it lingers long in my thoughts. The ability to stay in your mind is, I feel, the sign of a truly great book. A loving story of complex lives moving back and forth in time and place. Sad and joyous without shallow sentimentality. Forget about the books by Amy Tan. If you really want to read a great story about Chinese families, this is the book to buy! Sky Lee is ten times the writer that Ms. Tan will ever be. This is a must read.