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The Huang family is without an heir… In early to mid 19th century China, this has grave consequences for the old traditions. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Rachel Barnard
Liked everything BUT the way it ended. Too ma n y loose ennds should have taken it further to see how it all resolved and what happened to them after the war endedPublished 14 days ago by Patricia A. Herman
A wonderfully written tale of the lives of a fairly wealthy Chinese family which is almost destroyed when the Japanese invade China in the late 1930s. Read morePublished 24 days ago by evelyn mizak
Very well written and it makes you feel like you are looking over the writer's shoulders the story unfolds. Powerful view of China.Published 2 months ago by Dewey Simpson
Amy Kwei gives readers a heavy dosage of Chinese culture during the lead up to WWII, in 1937. Her portrayal of the central character, Purple Jade, is very intriguing and crafty. Read morePublished 11 months ago by shirley ware
I had the pleasure of reading Amy Kwei's "A Concubine for the Family" earlier this year and was struck by the insights it gave me into the lives and feelings of a segment of... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Les Weinstein
Ms. Kwei is a wonderful writer, with a rich sense of history.
This book gave me a new window into Chinese society, and the way families think.
I thoroughly enjoyed A Concubine for the Family by Amy Kwei and felt I learned a lot about a period in Chinese history that I know so little about. Read morePublished 22 months ago by megd
I've just finished reading Amy Kwei's book, "A Concubine For The Family," and I recommend it without reservation. Read morePublished 22 months ago by William Lytle