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  1. The Year She Left Us: A Novel (P.S. (Paperback))
    The Year She Left Us: A Novel (P.S. (Paperback))
    The Year She Left Us: A Novel (P.S. (Paperback))
    The Year She Left Us: A Novel (P.S. (Paperback))
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  2. The Year She Left Us: A Novel (P.S. (Paperback))

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From the winner of the 2009 Iowa Short Fiction Prize—comes the extraordinary, unexpected debut tale of three generations of Chinese-American women in a San Francisco family who must confront their past and carve out a future.

The Kong women are in crisis. A disastrous trip to visit her "home" orphanage in China has plunged eighteen-year-old Ari into a self-destructive spiral. Her adoptive mother, Charlie, a lawyer with a great heart, is desperate to keep her daughter safe. Meanwhile, Charlie must endure the prickly scrutiny of her beautiful, Bryn Mawr educated mother, Gran—who, as the daughter of a cultured Chinese doctor, came to America to survive Mao's Revolution—and her sister, Les, a brilliant judge with a penchant to rule over everyone's lives.

As they cope with Ari's journey of discovery and its aftermath, the Kong women will come face to face with the truths of their lives—four powerful intertwining stories of accomplishment, tenacity, secrets, loneliness, and love. Beautifully illuminating the bonds of family and blood, The Year She Left Us explores the promise and pain of adoption, the price of assimilation and achievement, the debt we owe to others, and what we owe ourselves.

Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Kathryn Ma
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780062273352
Edition
Reprint
ISBN
0062273353
Label
Harper Perennial
Manufacturer
Harper Perennial
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
352
PublicationDate
2015-05-12
Publisher
Harper Perennial
ReleaseDate
2015-05-12
Studio
Harper Perennial
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