The Lost Daughter of Happiness

In the 1860s a young woman, Fusang, is kidnapped from her village in China and sold into San Francisco's seedy underworld of prostitution.

Author: Geling Yan

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ISBN: 9780571253562

Category: Chinese

Page: 276

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Geling Yan traces the lives of two individuals separated by prejudice and mistrust, but bound forever by their passion for one another. Fusang is a Chinese girl shanghaied from her village in China, brought to California and sold into the seedy underworld of prostitution. Soon she falls into an obsessive relationship with a young boy, Chris. But many barriers are laid between the lovers - by Chris's wealthy family, and most menacingly by Fusang's murderous pimp, who bestrides Chinatown with a clutch of daggers at his waist.

The Lost Daughter of Happiness

The powerful story of a love affair between an enigmatic Chinese prostitute and the Caucasian boy who worships her is set against the aftermath of the Gold Rush era, when anti-Chinese violence plagued the city of San Fransisco, known during ...

Author: Geling Yan

Publisher: Hyperion Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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The powerful story of a love affair between an enigmatic Chinese prostitute and the Caucasian boy who worships her is set against the aftermath of the Gold Rush era, when anti-Chinese violence plagued the city of San Fransisco, known during that time as Gold Mountain to the millions who came seeking fortune. 30,000 first printing.

Reconsidering Diasporic Literature

Author: Qijun Zhou

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LOST DAUGHTER OF INDIA

' What's Better than Books 'The writing is stunningly evocative and sensual ...I just felt immersed in the story and setting from the start.' The Book Trail 'Exceptional ... evokes a whole range of emotions.

Author: Sharon Maas

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 9781786811196

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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One woman. One impossible choice. Her daughter or her happiness ... When Caroline meets Kamal the attraction is instant. He's enchanting, charismatic and she can't wait to set up a new life with him in India. Both their families are against the union but Caroline is convinced they'll come round, especially when she gives birth to a beautiful daughter, Asha. Asha is an adorable child but Caroline, homesick and beginning to hate the remote Indian village they live in, struggles with motherhood. Kamal is hardly ever there and she feels more and more isolated. In the grips of severe depression Caroline flees back to America, leaving Asha behind. Ten years later ... Caroline recovered from her illness, is consumed by thoughts of the daughter she abandoned. Desperate to find Asha, she reunites with Kamal, intent on tracking her down. Will they ever be able to find their lost daughter? If they have any chance, they must confront the painful truths of the past and a terrible secret that has been kept for many years, until now. A heart-breaking and beautifully written story of loss, secrets and the strength of a mother's love against all odds. If you enjoyed Diane Chamberlain and Lucinda Riley then this book will find its way into your heart and stay there. What everyone is saying about Sharon Maas: 'I have read and loved all of Sharon Maas's books but this one! Wow! I think this is her most emotional and beautiful book yet! Such a powerful story, so brilliantly narrated, in such a way that you feel part of it all and are left bereft when it is finished. Five Stars!' Renita D'Silva 'This book has everything. Great characters, interesting perspective and strong settings. Put all these together with a fantastic writing style and this easily makes my top 10 books of 2016 list.' Lexi Reads 'Heartbreaking, poignant and intriguing ...This truly is a powerful story that will fascinate and engross you from the very beginning until the very end. ' What's Better than Books 'The writing is stunningly evocative and sensual ...I just felt immersed in the story and setting from the start.' The Book Trail 'Exceptional ... evokes a whole range of emotions.' Batty About Books 'A beautifully written story of love against all the odds.' Portobello Book Blog 'A wonderful and heartrending book.' Sean's Book Reviews 'A beautiful mesmerising work ... I was completely transported.' Krafti Reader 'A terrific writer.' Barbara Erskine 'A page-turning story, full of humanity, crossing cultures and continents, reminiscent of Andrea Levy.' Katie Fforde 'A beautiful story about tragic love and ultimately about forgiveness... with powerful messages about love, life and learning to let things go in order to be happy.' Life With Joy 'Rich in detail and emotion and has the most beautiful and real description of loss I have ever read.' Shaz's Book Blog

The Lost Daughter

Happy , Nora ! ” a mass of lead was lifted from my spirits . They rebounded at
once . “ Oh yes , so happy , I have no language to express my boundless
contentment . That is the right word , for I ask no more than just the blessing
gained .

Author: Caroline Lee Hentz

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Page: 308

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The Lost Daughter

'I'm sure he will be happy to have you all to himself – unless you have company?
... he would leave the high moral ground to those who could rise above such
human frailty and let his daughter's happiness be his beacon of everlasting light.

Author: David Ashton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473632307

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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For fans of Elementary, Ripper Street and Sherlock Holmes - meet Jean Brash, a feisty, self-made woman turned sleuth in murky Victorian Edinburgh where crime and high society meet. Jean Brash is beautiful, intelligent and in her prime. Owner of The Just Land, the best and most successful brothel in Victorian Edinburgh, she's seen the highs and lows of society and been on both sides of the law, much to the frustration of her sparring partner, Inspector James McLevy. And Jean has a mind to do some sleuthing of her own ... It's Spring and Jean Brash is raring to go. A theatre company arrives in Leith to perform King Lear. A ruthless robbery is planned, a gruesome murder committed, both of which set off unwanted events and unearth long buried connections from Jean's past. Even more lethally, her own lost family life explodes in the present, as a wild young actress who trails violence and death behind her, involves Jean in a dangerous complex game that threatens to destroy the very root of her identity and everything Jean has fought to achieve. Jean Brash is my favourite character and David Ashton's writing is as delicious, elegant and compelling as she is' Siobhan Redmond (Jean Brash in BBC Radio 4's McLevy series)

The Lost Daughter

She wanted to be angry and appalled – it was much safer to be angry and
appalled – but there was such a web of tenderness spun between the pair that
she hoped passionately their fragile happiness might last for ever. Stephen had
been ...

Author: Joanna Hines

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444741144

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 510

Perdita, the lost daughter of THE CORNISH GIRL, returns to Cornwall on a quest for her mother's family. In doing so she also finds a brother she never knew she had, and a love which may lead her to the castle her father built for her mother during their impossible romance. And Perdita's own romance may be impossible...

The Secret Talker

A psychological story at its core, The Secret Talker elegantly examines how repressed desire and simmering silence can upend even the most idyllic marriage.

Author: Geling Yan

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0063004054

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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A NEW YORK TIMES "GLOBETROTTING" PICK! THE MILLIONS MOST ANTICIPATED A woman reclaims her own story in this taut and wholly original tale from one of China’s literary superstars. Hongmei is the perfect Chinese wife: beautiful, diligent, passive. Glen is the perfect American husband: intelligent, caring, well-off. From the outside, Hongmei and Glen's life in the San Francisco Bay Area seems perfect. But at home, their marriage is falling apart. Post-its left on the fridge are their primary form of communication. When Hongmei receives a beguiling email from a secret admirer, naturally she’s intrigued. But what starts out as harmless flirting with an internet stranger quickly turns into an all-consuming emotional affair. As Hongmei spills more and more about her dark past as a military intelligence officer-in-training in China, she falls deeper and deeper into a tense cat-and-mouse game. Desperate and self-destructive, she embarks on an investigation into her emailer’s secret history…one that may tear her life and marriage apart forever. A psychological story at its core, The Secret Talker elegantly examines how repressed desire and simmering silence can upend even the most idyllic marriage. As Hongmei pursues her stalker, her identity and agency come into question, and the chase curveballs into a captivating journey of self-actualization. Yan Geling pierces the human psyche to reveal devastating and emotional truths – and an ending that will leave readers speechless. Translated from the Chinese by Jeremy Tiang

The Uninvited

A thrilling rollercoaster ride through the new world of boomtown China, from the acclaimed author of The Lost Daughter of Happiness (2001).

Author: Geling Yan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780571220533

Category: Corruption

Page: 276

View: 809

Dan is an unemployed factory worker who learns to sneak into state-sponsored banquets so he can eat exquisite gourmet meals free of charge. But the secrets Dan overhears at these events eventually lead him down a twisted, intrigue-laden path. When he becomes privy to a scandal that runs from the depths of society up to its highest rungs, Dan must find a way to lay bare the corruption - without revealing the dangerous truth about himself. A thrilling rollercoaster ride through the new world of boomtown China.

The Lost Daughter

'I'm very pleased for you, Mam, and I hope you'll be very happy.' She didn't want
to think of them sleeping together. Then she wondered where her sister, Martha,
would sleep. Maybe she'd have the front room. Aggie beamed. 'George has a ...

Author: Sylvia Broady

Publisher: Allison & Busby Ltd

ISBN: 0749023597

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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‘A fascinating story concerning a gripping loss, beautifully written’ Freda Lightfoot Alice Goddard runs through dark, rain-lashed streets with one thing in mind: her daughter. In her panic to escape her pursuer, she is hit by a car and rushed to hospital. When she wakes, she has no idea who she is, but dreams of being hunted by a man, and of a little girl. As the weeks pass and her memories gradually resurface, Alice anxiously searches for her daughter, but no one is forthcoming about the girl’s whereabouts. Penniless and homeless, Alice must begin again and rebuild her life, always hoping that one day she will be reunited with her lost daughter. 'Irresistible’ Freda Lightfoot

The Lost Daughter

A loving wife and mother.

Author: Diane Chamberlain

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1489244050

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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A loving wife and mother. But is her happiness built on a lie? In 1977, pregnant Genevieve Russell disappeared. Twenty years later, her remains are discovered and Timothy Gleason is charged with murder. But there is no sign of the unborn child. CeeCee Wilkes knows how Genevieve Russell died, because she was there. And she knows what happened to her missing infant, because two decades ago she made the devastating choice to raise the baby as her own. Now Timothy Gleason is facing the death penalty, and she has another choice to make. Tell the truth and destroy her family, or let an innocent man die in order to protect a lifetime of lies.

The Lost Daughter of Pigeon Hollow

I can tell she likes you very much.” “Really?” The little girl brightened. “How?” “
Well, her ears are forward, which means she's happy. And every time she hears
your voice, one ear flicks back to listen.” If possible, the little girl's smile grew
wider.

Author: Inglath Cooper

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 145922907X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Willa Addison doesn't believe in fairy tales She's too busy running her mother's diner and raising her wild teenage sister. She doesn't like to dwell on the dreams she once had, dreams she put on hold. Then Owen Miller walks into her diner and changes her life. She doesn't know what to think when Owen hands her a letter from her father—a father she thought was dead—requesting they meet. As if that wasn't enough, her sister has become more than she can handle. It's time for Willa to figure out what's happened to her life. And maybe, with Owen around, she can finally believe in happily ever after….

The Lost Daughters of China

Abandoned Girls, Their Journey to America, and the Search for a Missing Past
Karin Evans ... Couples who have ended up with two daughters are adapting to
their fate in ways that may promote more favorable attitudes toward girls in the
future . ... well.121 The China Population Welfare Foundation's Happiness
Project is offering support - livestock , small loans — to help such women help
themselves .

Author: Karin Evans

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 9781585421176

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 282

View: 519

The memoir of an American mother of an adopted Chinese baby girl is a cultural history of the events that led to the controversial 1980 one-child policy in China and the subsequent generation-long abandonment of Chinese daughters to American families. Reprint.

Radox Harett and the Lost Daughter

Born from both the light and darkness, Radox represents the balance between good and evil.

Author: Iuliana Foos

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781952805370

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Born from both the light and darkness, Radox represents the balance between good and evil. A Tragedy hits, causing the loss of his wife and unborn daughter in an explosion. Radox closes himself off from the rest of the world. With his hope for happiness incinerated by the flames that took everything from him, work is all he has left. And the reconstruction of the worlds affected by war becomes his top priority. A lost daughter could piece Radox's heart back together or shatter it forever. Tara, a smuggler constantly on the move ever since she ran away from her family, is carving her own destiny. A haunting apparition pushes her to take action, and throws her life into a downward spiral, sweet and tempting, but dangerous and frightening. The chance for love and happiness dangles before Radox and Tara, but can they find the courage to fight their own demons and grab it? Or will they let it pass and continue with the lives they'd been pushed in.

Travel Leisure

Pio her THE LOST DAUGHTER OF HAPPINESS San Francisco in the gold - rush
years was a heady place , full of glittering dreams , harsh realities , and outsized
personalities . One such vivid character in Geling Yan's Lost Daughter of ...

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Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 2002 2003

... Irish Wedding Traditions by Shannon McMahon - Lichte ; Breaking Apart by
Wendy Swallow ; Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women by Kristine Carlson ; The
Lost Daughter of Happiness by Geiling Yan ; No Parachute by Jeff Gunhus ; Don't
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Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9780761530237

Category: Authorship

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This one-of-a-kind reference provides critical information on securing publishing contracts.

Book Review Index a Master Cumulation 1998 2002

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Annotated Books Received

The Lost Daughter of Happiness is an epic story about Fu - Sang , a young
Chinese girl who is kidnapped from China and sold into prostitution in San
Francisco's Chinatown in the late 1860's . The novel chronicles the lives of the
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Translation Review

The Lost Daughter of Happiness is an epic story about Fu - Sang , a young
Chinese girl who is kidnapped from China and sold into prostitution in San
Francisco's Chinatown in the late 1860's . The novel chronicles the lives of the
main ...

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Feminist Periodicals

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