Book Reviews of The Jade Peony

The Jade Peony
The Jade Peony
Author: Wayson Choy
ISBN-13: 9780312186920
ISBN-10: 0312186924
Publication Date: 5/1998
Pages: 238
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Picador USA
Book Type: Paperback
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Really interesting account of a Chinese-Canadian family in Vancouver Chinatown during the Depression and leading up to WWII. Told from the points of view of three of the children. Definitely provides new insight into the Chinese immigrant experience. Choy provides wonderful visuals and really allows you to get lost in the story.
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Multiple award-winning memoir of a Chinese-Canadian boy and his community in the 1940s. Beautifully written, engaging story with well drawn characters and gently bittersweet situations interspersed among the usual family and school life experiences shared by most of us.