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A Concubine for the Family

Tats Publishing

Paperback Price:  $15.99

Kindle Price: $7.99

TatsPublishing, P.O. Box 425478, Cambridge, MA 02142

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KIRKUS REVIEW


In 1937, Purple Jade contemplates her lotus feet.  “No one calls them golden lilies anymore.  Now they are only tiny feet.”  But Purple Jade has other concerns: There is the unsettling influence of American and European ”West Ocean Devils,” internal strife between the Nationalists and Communists, and an impending Japanese invasion . . . Kwei details Chinese traditions and the fascinating but evanescent world as only someone steeped in the old ways could.  An adept stylist and storyteller, Kwei weaves with simplicity this tale of upper-class China in upheaval . . . The “book-fragrant” and scholarly Huangs lack a male heir . . . Purple Jade gets her husband a concubine . . . she is “not sure if a foreigner could ever savor the heart-swelling glory of ‘giving face,’ and subjecting oneself to ‘virtue.’”  Kwei artfully reveals the practices and attitudes of Old China . . . This is a novel that casts its own unique spell.

An engaging family saga by a talented storyteller.





Book talk sponsored

by Yale-China Association

FiresideChats

Sep 21, 2012

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Amy Kwei’s interview by Mary Sit 
of Asian Focus, NBC, Ch 7 in Boston 
on Sep 18, 2012.



Amy Kwei’s interview by Mary Sit

of Asian Focus, NBC, Ch 7 in Boston

on Sep 18, 2012.

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Interview by

Richard Concannon

The Literati Scene, Boston, MA

Oct 25, 2012

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Interview by

Jerry Bovino

The Jerry Bovino Show, Aspen, CO

Mar 27, 2013

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Amy Kwei moderated a session called “Memories of the Homeland” at the Aspen Writers Conference on June 19, 2013.  The panel included authors Lisa See and Sandra Loh.