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9 edition of The distant land of my father found in the catalog.

The distant land of my father

by Bo Caldwell

  • 8 Want to read
  • 33 Currently reading

Published by Harcourt in San Diego .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Shanghai (China)
    • Subjects:
    • Children of missionaries -- Fiction.,
    • Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.,
    • Millionaires -- Fiction.,
    • Smugglers -- Fiction.,
    • Shanghai (China) -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes Harvest reading group guide.

      StatementBo Caldwell.
      GenreFiction.
      SeriesA Harvest book
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3603.A43 D57 2002
      The Physical Object
      Pagination378 p. :
      Number of Pages378
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3560338M
      ISBN 100156027135
      LC Control Number2002024025

      As THE DISTANT LAND OF MY FATHER opens, Anna, the narrator, is living in a storybook world: exotic, pre-World War II Shanghai, with handsome young parents, wealth, and comfort. Her father, the son of missionaries, is a charming — though secretive — man, whose greatest joy is sharing his beloved city with his only daughter.   PRAISE FOR THE DISTANT LAND OF MY FATHER A marvelous story, straightforward without being prosaic, full of momentum yet complex and unpredictableLos Angeles Times For everyone who has ever felt himself in exile from any beloved place, or a time that can never returnCarolyn See, The Washington Post Book World Remarkable/5(K).

      This final event for Palo Alto's celebration of Silicon Valley Reads was the perfect ending to two months of programs, book talks and presentations. Thank you to all who turned out, and to all that read the book The Distant Land of My Father. The Distant Land of My Father (Paperback) By Bo Caldwell. Mariner Books, , pp. Publication Date: September 9, Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover (9/1/) Hardcover, Large Print (1/1/).

        Book: The Distant Land of My Father Author:Bo Caldwell Edition: Hardback from Fresno County Public Library Read: Janu pages Rated: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: Anna is born in China, probably Shanghai and lives her first several years there. Her father is in love with the city and exposes her to the wonders of : Gary Duran. For Anna, the narrator of Bo Caldwell's richly lyrical and vivid first novel, growing up in the magical world of Shanghai in the s and s creates a special bond between her and her father. He is the son of missionaries, a smuggler, and a millionaire who leads a .


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Bo Caldwell (b. ) is the author of the national bestseller, The Distant Land of My Father. She became popular after this book became the book of Silicon Valley Reads Her short fiction has been published in Ploughshares, Story, Epoch, and other literary journals/5.

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THE DISTANT LAND OF MY FATHER A NOVEL OF SHANGHAI Enraptured with the city’s sights and smells, he imparts this love to Anna: “My father handed Shanghai down to me as though it were an inheritance, a family treasure meant only for me.” But encroaching Japanese soldiers and floods of refugees make the city less and less tenable until Author: Bo Caldwell.

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The Distant Land of My Father Book Summary and Study Guide. Bo Caldwell Booklist Bo Caldwell Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Distant Land of My Father; Anna loves living with her glamorous parents in Shanghai in the 's.

Unfortunately, political upheaval creates a risky existance for wealthy Americans abroad. PRAISE FOR THE DISTANT LAND OF MY FATHER "A marvelous story, straightforward without being prosaic, full of momentum yet complex and unpredictable."—Los Angeles Times "For everyone who has ever felt himself in exile from any beloved place, or a time that can never return."—Carolyn See, The Washington Post Book World "Remarkable/5().

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The Distant Land of My Father, a breathtaking and richly lyrical debut, unfolds to reveal an enduring family love through tragic circumstances.4/5(11). THE DISTANT LAND OF MY FATHER Enraptured with the city’s sights and smells, he imparts this love to Anna: “My father handed Shanghai down to me as though it were an inheritance, a family treasure meant only for me.” But encroaching Japanese soldiers and floods of refugees make the city less and less tenable until, on the eve of war Author: Bo Caldwell.

Get this from a library. The distant land of my father. [Bo Caldwell] -- Anna had a charmed childhood in s Shanghai with her smuggler father. Anna and her mother fled the Japanese occupation and settled in California, but her father stayed behind. Fifteen years later.

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From the beginning of the book, even from the street scene on the cover jacket, one is pulled into the hustle /5(). The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square present "Distant Land" composed and lyrics by John Rutter. Episode