Daughter of the Bamboo Forest by Sheng-Shih Lin

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Alone in the bamboo forest, seven-year-old Little Jade, still dressed in red silk after her father's recent wedding, wonders whether she will ever meet her real mother. DAUGHTER OF THE BAMBOO FOREST is a story set in war-torn, post-revolutionary China during the 1940s. From age seven to twelve, Little Jade longs for the attention of an opium-addicted father and clashes with a desperate, resentful stepmother. The young girl is inadvertently swept by the tides of history, encountering a plague that decimated a village, Catholic nuns in a convent school, and the fabled dragon king along the way.  Please take a look at the video on my author's page.  Thank you.
 

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Sheng-Shih Lin came to the United States from Taiwan when she was thirteen with her family. She attended university in the U.S. This novel is loosely based on her mother's childhood. Julia Lin was born in Taiwan and lived there and in Vietnam before her family immigrated to Canada when she was nine. Since then, Julia has lived in Vancouver and its environs, Toronto, and northern British Columbia. She holds a graduate degree in Immunology (M.Sc., University of Toronto) and a post-graduate degree in computing education (University of British Columbia) and has taught high school math, science, and computing science in British Columbia for a number of years. Julia lives in Vancouver.
 
Published November 7, 2013 by Twin Forest Books. 216 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Little Jade’s father returns home to marry a much younger woman—his first wife, Little Jade’s mother, disappeared after the Japanese invasion—the story then follows the turbulent path of the richly drawn characters as they navigate their own personal turmoil through the instability of living...

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