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    • Thousand Pieces of Gold

    • By: Ruthanne Lum McCunn
    • Narrated by: Emily Zeller
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 232

    Lalu Nathoy's father called his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his "thousand pieces of gold," yet when famine strikes northern China in 1871, he is forced to sell her. Polly, as Lalu is later called, is sold to a brothel, sold again to a slave merchant bound for America, auctioned to a saloonkeeper, and offered as a prize in a poker game. This biographical novel is the extraordinary story of one woman's fight for independence and dignity in the American West.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Women's Studies Classic

    • By Susie on 04-28-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Sole Survivor

    • The True Account of 133 Days Adrift
    • By: Ruthanne Lum McCunn
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    On November 23, 1942, German U-Boats torpedoed the British ship Benlomond, and it sank in the Atlantic in two minutes. The sole survivor was a second steward named Poon Lim, who, with no knowledge of the sea, managed to stay alive for 133 days on a small wooden raft.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Suspensfully Calm

    • By Michael on 07-08-04

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Chinese Yankee

    • By: Ruthanne Lum McCunn
    • Narrated by: James Chen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Chinese Yankee by Ruthanne Lum McCunn tells the true story of Hong Kong born Thomas Sylvanus (Ah Yee Way), an orphan brought to America for schooling in the mid-1850s, but enslaved in Baltimore. Only sixteen at the outbreak of war, Thomas ran north, joined the Freedom Army, and was blinded in the first major campaign. He failed to fully recover his sight and, deemed incapable of performing the duties of a soldier, was discharged.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unbelievable Tale from China to the Union Army

    • By Susie on 03-25-15

    Regular price: $19.95