Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,181 ratings

The Palest Ink Publisher's Summary

A sheltered son from an intellectual family in Shanghai, Benfu spends 1966 anticipating a promising violinist career and an arranged marriage. On the other side of town lives Pony Boy, a member of a lower-class family - but Benfu's best friend all the same. Their futures look different but guaranteed...until they're faced with a perilous opportunity to leave a mark on history.

At the announcement of China's Cultural Revolution, Chairman Mao's Red Guard members begin their assault, leaving innocent victims in their wake as they surge across the country. With political turmoil at their door, both Benfu and Pony Boy must face heart-wrenching decisions regarding family, friendship, courage, and loyalty to their country during one of the most chaotic periods in history.

The prequel to the beloved Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters series, The Palest Ink depicts Benfu's coming-of-age during the tumultuous years of the Cultural Revolution.

©2015 Kay Bratt (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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  • Book 0

    • The Palest Ink

    • By: Kay Bratt
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    A sheltered son from an intellectual family in Shanghai, Benfu spends 1966 anticipating a promising violinist career and an arranged marriage. On the other side of town lives Pony Boy, a member of a lower-class family - but Benfu's best friend all the same. Their futures look different but guaranteed...until they're faced with a perilous opportunity to leave a mark on history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Prequel to The Scavengers Daughter

    • By squishy on 02-17-16

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 1

    • The Scavenger's Daughters

    • Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters, Book 1
    • By: Kay Bratt
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 613
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 546
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 545

    Coming of age during China’s Cultural Revolution, Benfu survived the cruel years, but he did not emerge unscathed. The Scavenger’s Daughters is the story of Benfu and his beloved wife Calli, chronicling their attempts to build a life in the turmoil and aftermath of Maoist China. At the heart of their struggle lies the pain of losing their only child. To fill the terrible hole in their lives, they take in abandoned girls - the unwanted "weeds" - as their own, lovingly caring for them as flowers in a garden.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • China's Discarded Baby Girls ... Chosen and Loved

    • By Debbie on 12-16-14

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 2

    • Tangled Vines

    • Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters, Book 2
    • By: Kay Bratt
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    The pain of China’s Cultural Revolution well behind them, Benfu and his treasured Calla Lily are content in their old age surrounded by their family of adopted daughters. Once abandoned, the girls are now cherished members of the Zheng family. Yet there remains an emptiness in their hearts: their only biological daughter, Dahlia, was abducted as a newborn 30 years before. When their daughter Linnea discovers an unexpected clue about what really happened to Dahlia, the elderly couple’s hopes are reignited.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful, Lost Girls of China . . . Part Two

    • By Debbie on 12-17-14
    • Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters, Book 2
    • By: Kay Bratt
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 12-10-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 167 ratings

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 3

    • Bitter Winds

    • Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters, Book Three
    • By: Kay Bratt
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    Even after a decade of pain, Ivy remains closely tethered to Lily - her blind twin sister - and haunted by her mother’s admission the night their home burned, almost taking Lily’s life: “I’m sorry. Take care of your sister.” Years later, as Lily begins to navigate the world on her own, the police mistakenly toss the blind girl in a cell, and Ivy realizes she must find her twin at all costs…even if that means risking her own freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Innocence, Corruption, Poverty and Love in China

    • By Debbie on 12-19-14
    • Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters, Book Three
    • By: Kay Bratt
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 04-08-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 134 ratings

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 4

    • Red Skies

    • Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters, Book 4
    • By: Kay Bratt
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    In the fourth book of the Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters series, the fates of three people who've never met converge in profound and unexpected ways.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful series!

    • By Grace Chia on 04-07-18
    • Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters, Book 4
    • By: Kay Bratt
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 08-11-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 124 ratings

    Regular price: $10.49