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George A. Fowler lived and traveled widely in the Asia Pacific region for over 30 years, first as a Marine, then as a student of Chinese and Malay, and finally for 23 years as a commercial banker. He has most recently translated Marah Rusli's classic Indonesian Malay novel Sitti Nurbaya, which will soon be published by Lontar in Jakarta.
This was long and confusing. It was not the names that were the problem but going in and out of time periods without connection. The characters were not compelling. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carmen San Diego
I just couldn't get into this book. In fact I only managed to read about 10 pages of it. Sorry1Published 1 month ago by Joan Gottlieb
Too wordy, story would be told more concisely. It seems that much of the story is repeated and then repeated.Published 1 month ago by Lenore Balfour
I read voraciously and love all kinds of books. Once I start, I go until it's finished. This book is killing me! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Movie fan
I enjoy reading about other countries and their people. Asia is such a mysterious place, so totally different from the west. I am intrigued by the land and its inhabitants. Read morePublished 2 months ago by cb
The author jumps back and forth in time so rapidly that you can not follow the story. The end doesn't leave u surprised, it's more like what happen to every one ! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jill Forster
This is an interesting read if you get bored with the biography. While I need a better understanding of Chinese history to delineate the upheavals of the family due to war the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bonnie Dixon
I can't really say this is a Christian book, since it was written by a practicing non-believer. That said, it was told in a poignant generous manor, touching on the smallest... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Katy Brezger
It was fascinating to follow the familys of the past and be in current time as well. I have read over 200 books on China and this is in the top 20 for sure !!!!!Published 4 months ago by Joyce C. Murphy