"Set in Los Angeles in 1980, Chow depicts how each woman must face the parts of their lives that do not measure up... this story is touching in its depiction of the characters' changing relationships." --Publishers Weekly
"An impressive debut! Moving, hopeful, and triumphant. A compelling read." --Jane Porter, national bestselling author of The Good Daughter
"While relationships lie at the core of this light, enjoyable read, some weightier issues of history and identity make it stand out. This book would make a great beach read and is appropriate for the Young Adult reader as well as for adults." --B. Morrison, award-winning author of Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother"Chow neatly weaves the lives of her characters... The story was interesting and a good read." --Laurel Mountain Post
"I was from a family of 228 victims, and I can identify with the feelings of Silk. A highly recommended book." --Wencheng Lin, president of the Pacific Times and past president of Taiwanese American Pen Club
"Chow's The 228 Legacy
explores traumatic events such as the 228 massacre of 1947 in Taiwan not through historical fiction but through the imprint these events now leave in America, generations later. The effect is both subtle and beautiful." --Anna Wu, TaiwaneseAmerican.org
About the Author
Jennifer J. Chow, a Chinese-American, married into the Taiwanese culture. The 228 Legacy was inspired by the family stories she heard after viewing photos of a two-million-person human chain commemorating 228. She has traveled multiple times to Taiwan and visited places dedicated to the incident. Her experience with the elderly comes from a gerontology specialization at Cornell University and her geriatric social work experience. Visit Jennifer online at www.jenniferjchow.com to learn more about her work.