The Three Daughters of Madame Liang Author:Pearl S. Buck MadameLiang is the proproeter of the most fashionable restaurant in Shanghai. Despite Communist auterity, despite intrigue, despite Red uards, she somehow manages to provide gourmet foods and elegant servece; and to her come the highest officials, The most succesful merchants, the top military officers. A;; are jer friends -or at leas her cust... more »omers.
friends, too, had been the wealthy American family whose former lucurious home is now hers. The Brandons had to sell it and, with rearful farewells, return to America when the Communists came. But Madame Liang had never shd her loyalty to them and to America and it was to America that she sent her three daughters to be educated.
Grace, Mercy, Joy - these are the daughters, now torn between China and America. Upon them, their lovers or husbands, their emotional and partiotic conflicts, focuses a story of turbulende an ddrama, tradgedy and hope. The light that illuminates it steadfastly is Madame Liang's faith in the enduring qualities of China. Although a schocking climax overwhelms her, it leaves behind an undimmed hope that her country's full greatness will return and that she may have helped to hasten it.« less