All the Flowers in Shanghai by Duncan Jepson
A Novel

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews



“Duncan Jepson magically inhabits the life of a young Chinese woman in 1930s Shanghai….I thoroughly enjoyed this book.”
—Janice Y. K. Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Piano Teacher

“Breathtaking….A great work that will move its readers.”
—Hong Ying, international bestselling author of Daughter of the River

Readers previously enchanted by Memoirs of a Geisha, Empress, and the novels of Lisa See will be captivated by Duncan Jepson’s marvelous debut, All the Flowers in Shanghai. Evocative, sweeping, yet intimate historical fiction, Jepson’s novel transports us to a China on the brink of revolution, and witnesses this colorful, tumultuous world through the eyes of a woman forced into a life not of her choosing and driven to seek a bitter revenge.  This epic journey into the heart of Asia is sure to mesmerize fans of Shanghai Girls and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.


About Duncan Jepson

See more books from this Author
Duncan Jepson is the award-winning director and producer of five feature films and documentaries that have been shown on the Discovery Channel Asia and National Geographic Channel. He has also edited two Asia-based magazines, the acclaimed West East Magazine and the Asia Literary Review. A lawyer, he lives in Hong Kong.
Published December 20, 2011 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 447 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for All the Flowers in Shanghai

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Falling pregnant and giving birth to a daughter, Xiao Feng is consumed with hatred of her circumstances and, swearing to be the last girl of her family, she gives the child away, an act that will haunt her future.

| Read Full Review of All the Flowers in Shanghai: ...

City Book Review

The groom’s family asks for Feng in her sister’s place, and the young second-daughter soon finds herself married to a man she barely knows.

Jan 15 2012 | Read Full Review of All the Flowers in Shanghai: ...

Historical Novel Society

The villains of this tale are stereotypically flat and almost entirely female — Feng’s soulless sister, her avaricious mother, catty and mean mothers-in-law, and even Feng herself.

| Read Full Review of All the Flowers in Shanghai: ...

Reader Rating for All the Flowers in Shanghai

An aggregated and normalized score based on 105 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review