A Novel

Book - 2017
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A mid-twentieth-century widow struggles to manage her farm and raise her children while reflecting on the intertwined experiences of her farm wife mother, her missionary aunt, and a Chinese student whose lives were shaped by the Boxer Rebellion.
Secrets. Passions. Fate. 1900: Addie, an American missionary in China, goes missing during the Boxer Rebellion. Her sister Louisa, newly married and settled in rural Illinois, anticipates tragedy. 1958: Louisa's daughter Hazel, a recent widow with two small children and a farm to tend, is determined to keep her land and family intact. 2000s: Juanlan has returned to her parents' home in Heng'an. She feels pressured on every side by powers outside her control; frustrated, she dares to follow desire, only to discover an anger that cannot be contained.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062574046
Branch Call Number: FIC PATTERSON
Characteristics: 548 pages ; 24 cm


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