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Peach Blossom Spring

A Novel

by Melissa Fu

Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu X
Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu
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  • First Published:
    Mar 2022, 400 pages

    Paperback:
    Feb 28, 2023, 400 pages

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A multigenerational saga about a Chinese family unsettled by war, and the rootless searching that often comes with a life defined by diaspora.

Our First Impressions reviewers loved Melissa Fu's debut novel Peach Blossom Spring, about a family fleeing the Second Sino-Japanese War and the immigrant experience in America. Out of 36 reviews received, 34 rated the book 4 or 5 stars, with an average rating of 4.7.

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Against a backdrop of war, political upheaval and human displacement, readers are introduced to Meilin and her young son Renshu. The story begins in 1938 when the family is forced to flee their home in Hunan Province and begin a long and perilous journey that ultimately ends in Taiwan. Faced with the violence of war, extreme poverty, betrayal and a country in chaos, one marvels at the courage and resiliency of Meilin and the talent and dedication of Renshu (Janet OP). Peach Blossom Spring tells us the story of a mother's struggles, hardships, sacrifices and hopes for her only son as they run for their...

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