A wonderful book, intelligently written, about the lives and secrets of a nineteenth century family. It takes you from San Francisco's Chinatown, to the turmoli of political unrest and civil war in Chile.
A great book. Took me longer to read than other books because the descriptive intricate writing I did not want to miss, but a moving story about a woman finding her origins in the late 1880's all the way up to the early 1900's. Also has some good historical fiction/nonfiction about ChilÃ© and Chinatown in the late 1880's. Not a book I would normally read, but read after good reviews here and would recommend again!
What a wonderful story! The characters are rich and well defined. Don't miss it!
Great book that slowly unravels childhood mysteries, both good and bad, in nineteenth century San Francisco where Chilean, British, and Chinese backgrounds comingle in the protaganist's family history.