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Knopf, Sep 2004, 25.00
ISBN: 1400042135

His mother hated it when second generation Chinese-American Carnegie married “Blondie” instead of a Chinese. In spite of his mother's objections, Carnegie and Janie (“Blondie”) seem to get on fine and eventually adopt two Asian children (fifteen years old Lizzy and nine years old Wendy). Fifteen months ago Blondie gave birth to their first natural born child, a son named Bailey.

Before dying from Alzheimer's, mom arranged for the single Lan, a female relative from Mainland China, to join her son's family. The mysterious Lan seems to have captured Carnegie's attention and shares much with the girls. Janie feels more and more like an outside Blondie with her own family. She turns to her infant son for solace as the other three increasingly turn to Lan.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Lover is    -   of a different race (interracial loving!) Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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