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Critical Praise

"Gorgeous. . . . [A] work of love and power–straight from Kingston's brilliant and passionate heart–and her vision of peace is undeniable. You have to see it, too."

——Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"A moving testament to Kingston's determination and compassion, and a document of how one can survive pain, loss and the burden of history."

——San Jose Mercury News

"Her prose . . . is masterly, at times nearly overwhelming in its descriptive power. . . . The world--and not just the world of literature--owes Maxine Hong Kingston a huge debt of gratitude."

——The Washington Post Book World

"A trenchant opus about surviving the fires of life. . .a wonderful, mulitlayered work. Marvelous."

——San Francisco Chronicle