• Peach Blossom Spring

  • By: Melissa Fu
  • Narrated by: Eugenia Low
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
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Publisher's Summary

With every misfortune, there is a blessing, and within every blessing, the seeds of misfortune, and so it goes, until the end of time. 

It is 1938 in China, and the Japanese are advancing. A young mother, Meilin, is forced to flee her burning city with her four-year-old son, Renshu, and embark on an epic journey across China. For comfort, they turn to their most treasured possession - a beautifully illustrated hand scroll. Its ancient fables offer solace and wisdom as they travel through their ravaged country, seeking refuge.

Years later, Renshu has settled in America as Henry Dao. His daughter is desperate to understand her heritage, but he refuses to talk about his childhood. How can he keep his family safe in this new land when the weight of his history threatens to drag them down?

Spanning continents and generations, Peach Blossom Spring is a bold and moving look at the history of modern China, told through the story of one family. It's about the power of our past, the hope for a better future and the search for a place to call home.

©2022 Melissa Fu (P)2022 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Melissa Fu portrays the time, the culture, the place and the struggles of this family so vividly, with nuance and colour and life.... A stunning achievement." (Christy Lefteri, author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo)

"An immersive, expertly plotted and elegantly written novel...championing the vitality and ingenuity of the immigrant experience." (Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti)

"Glorious and tender, exquisitely written and beautifully nuanced. I finished it with tears in my eyes and will be recommending it to everyone I know." (Jennifer Saint, Sunday Times best-selling author of Ariadne)

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  • Caroline
  • 03-30-22

beautiful book. amazing debut

this is a beautifully written novel, well researched and with characters that you really want to know what happens. I couldnt put it down. amazing debut!!