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    • The Samurai's Garden

    • A Novel
    • By: Gail Tsukiyama
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    The daughter of a Chinese mother and a Japanese father, Gail Tsukiyama uses the Japanese invasion of China during the late 1930s as a somber backdrop for her unusual story about a 20-year-old Chinese painter named Stephen who is sent to his family's summer home in a Japanese coastal village to recover from a bout with tuberculosis. Here he is cared for by Matsu, a reticent housekeeper and a master gardener. Over the course of a remarkable year, Stephen learns Matsu's secret and gains not only physical strength, but also profound spiritual insight.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely Pleasant

    • By Kim J Hood on 08-24-17

    Regular price: $26.59

    • The Street of a Thousand Blossoms

    • By: Gail Tsukiyama
    • Narrated by: Stephen Park
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    It is Tokyo in 1939. On the Street of a Thousand Blossoms, two orphaned brothers are growing up with their loving grandparents. The older boy, Hiroshi, shows unusual skill at sumo wrestling, while Kenji is fascinated by the art of creating hard-carved masks for actors in the Noh theater. In an exquisitely moving story that spans almost 30 years, Gail Tsukiyama draws us irresistibly into the world of the brothers and the women who love them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great story from Ms. Tsukyama

    • By L. Walker on 12-13-07

    Regular price: $31.93

    • A Hundred Flowers

    • A Novel
    • By: Gail Tsukiyama
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    China, 1957: Chairman Mao has declared a new openness in society. “Let a hundred flowers bloom; let a hundred schools of thought contend.” Many intellectuals fear it is only a trick, and Kai Ying’s husband, Sheng, a teacher, has promised not to jeopardize their safety or that of their young son, Tao. But one July morning, just before his sixth birthday, Tao watches helplessly as Sheng is dragged away for writing a letter criticizing the Communist Party and sent to a labor camp for “reeducation”. Once again, Tsukiyama brings us a powerfully moving story of ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances with grace and courage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book about China revolution.

    • By Kathleen on 09-29-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Night of Many Dreams

    • By: Gail Tsukiyama
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    As World War II threatens their comfortable life in Hong Kong, young Joan and Emma Lew escape with their family to spend the war years in Macao. When they return home, Emma has developed a deep interest in travel and new experiences, while Joan has turned to movies and thoughts of romance to escape the problems of ordinary life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Like listening to someone read their diary

    • By Connie on 07-23-13

    Regular price: $20.97