Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day is Daughter of the Bamboo Forest, by Sheng-Shih Lin, and this book is regularly $4.95 but has been discounted 40% to just $2.99 in the Amazon Kindle store; this book has received an average user rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars based on 156 customer reviews.
Category: Historical Fiction
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
Alone in the bamboo forest, seven-year-old Little Jade, still dressed in red silk after her father’s recent wedding, wonders whether she will ever meet her real mother. DAUGHTER OF THE BAMBOO FOREST is a story set in war-torn, post-revolutionary China during the 1940s. From age seven to twelve, Little Jade longs for the attention of an opium-addicted father and clashes with a desperate, resentful stepmother. The young girl is inadvertently swept by the tides of history, encountering a plague that decimated a village, Catholic nuns in a convent school, and the fabled dragon king along the way.
Sheng-Shih Lin came to the United States from Taiwan when she was thirteen with her family. She attended university in the U.S. and graduated with a prize in creative writing. She started working on this novel when she was in college. The first few chapters of the novel were published by the campus literary magazine. The novel is loosely based on her mother’s childhood.
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