"From Shanghai to San Francisco, Lalu Nathoy's courageous journey is an important contribution to the history of pioneer women."--Ms. Magazine
"This biographical novel has plenty of suspense and a strong story line. Reading it is a liberal education in one phase of pioneer life in the West."--Lucille McDonald, Seattle Times
"A valuable book that gives Chinese Americans another true heroine."--Maxine Hong Kingston
"Ruthanne Lum McCunn has woven an enthralling work of fiction from the true-life story of Lalu Nathoy."--Elena Brunet, Los Angeles Times
From the Trade Paperback edition.