9780143118626

A Thread of Sky

  • ISBN 13:

    9780143118626

  • ISBN 10:

    0143118625

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/29/2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA

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Summary

"One of those rare novels that delivers on the promise of its opening pages. This summer, no smart woman should leave on vacation without it." -ChicagoTribune.com When her husband of thirty years is killed, Irene Shen and her three daughters are set adrift. In a desperate attempt to heal her fractured family, Irene plans a tour of mainland China, reuniting three generations of women-her fiercely independent daughters, her distant poet sister, and her formidable eighty-year-old mother. But each woman bears secrets big and small, and just as they begin to reconnect, the most carefully guarded secret of all threatens to tear them apart forever. Depicting a China at once timeless and ever changing, A Thread of Skyis a beautifully written story of love and sacrifice, history and memory, sisterhood and motherhood, and the connections that endure.

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