From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
A very clever novel by and English American who taught in China, married into that culture, and clearly learned it very well. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Russell M.
Derbyshire is one of my favorite bloggers and while I have read many of his views on politics and learned a great deal from him over the years, I hadn't realized how good he could... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Old fogey
This is a great historical novel. The primary character escapes from Communist China, learns his way around Hong Kong, and migrates to America. Read morePublished on November 28, 2013 by Gregory Adams
I love this writer's voice. The book is thoughtful and entertaining. It's also a good length, so you won't have to schedule your life around it to finish the story in a... Read morePublished on July 2, 2013 by A. Stout IV
Writer gives insight into China life, and the protagonist's breakaway from China, with delightful tidbits of Coolidge wisdom. A few really worthwhile twists in the story line. Read morePublished on June 5, 2013 by RoosterFitly
Derbyshire is a great writer; and this novel is no exception. I wish he did more fiction! With the renewed popularity of Coolidge, this work should draw renewed interest. Read morePublished on March 13, 2013 by Ralph Osgood
I love this book so much that I own not one, but two first editions, on the off chance that one may be lost if I ever get around to sending it to the author with a request for his... Read morePublished on August 15, 2009 by chilirlw
Derbyshire's fine novel is innovative in style and concept. For this reason it requires imho some explanations if it is to be fully understood. Read morePublished on October 30, 2007 by Wolfgang Zernik
My husband and I bought this book simply because we happen to live in one of Calvin Coolidge's old homes. We didn't really expect all that much. Boy were we surprised. Read morePublished on August 5, 2005 by Rita M. Bleiman