Ruthanne lum mccunn is the author of the highly acclaimed novel thousand pieces of gold, as well as a pictorial history, chinese american portraits: personal histories, 1828-1988 she was born in san francisco's chinatown and grew up in hong kong. As she did with thousand pieces of gold, mccunn has once again shed light on a neglected piece of american history wooden fish songs is an inspiring story of one man's pursuit of the american. Wooden fish songs by ruthanne lum mccunn and a great selection of similar used, new and collectible books available now at abebookscom.
Compre o livro wooden fish songs na amazoncombr: confira as ofertas para livros em inglês e importados. Wooden fish songs is a fascinating story that weaves together the worlds 19th century china, new england and the post-civil war south mccunn's extensive research makes this true story come alive and her talent makes the three women who tell the story real and believable. “wooden fish songs” were the laments sung by chinese women left behind by husbands, sons, and brothers who, in the nineteenth century, sailed to america in quest of the good life – and found instead years of indentured servitude and racial discrimination. Wooden fish songs by mccunn, ruthanne lum beacon press, 2000-06-09 trade paperback very good ++ no markingsfree media mail shipping on all us orders over $ 2500.
Books advanced search today's deals new releases best sellers the globe & mail best sellers new york times best sellers best books of the month children's books textbooks kindle books livres en français advanced. Wooden fish songs, by ruthanne lum mccunn, is an historical novel based on lue's life in 1888, lue cross-pollinated the harts late valencia and mediterranean sweet orange varieties, which produced a fruit both sweet and frost-tolerant. Ruthanne lum mccunn, a eurasian of chinese and scottish descent, has published seven books on the experiences of chinese people in america among these highly acclaimed works are sole survivor: a story of record endurance at sea c hinese american portraits: personal histories 1828-1988 and her most recent, wooden fish songs. Wooden fish songs item preview remove-circle by mccunn, ruthanne lum publication date 1995 topics lue, gim gong, 1858 or 9-1925, chinese american women, citrus fruit industry, chinese americans publisher new york : dutton internet archive books scanned in china.
Wooden fish songs were the laments sung by chinese women left behind by husbands, sons, and brothers who, in the nineteenth century, sailed to america in quest of the good life - and found instead years of indentured servitude and racial discrimination this novel focuses on lue gim gong, a real. Readers’ guide for thousand pieces of gold 1 beacon press readers’ guide thousand pieces of gold ruthanne lum mccunn 978-0-8070-8381-9 / $1600 paperback this guide was made possible by a grant from the john. Wooden fish songs: a novel (1st edition) by ruthanne lum mccunn , king-kok cheung (foreword) , introduction-king-kok cheung paperback , 408 pages, published 2007.
- wooden fish songs by ruthanne lum mccunn works cited not included wooden fish songs, a historical novel written by ruthanne lum mccunn, is written with three narrators the main character in this story is lue gim gong, a chinese immigrant who gives up his country and family to pursue his passion for botany. Slugbooks compares all the prices between the biggest used and rental textbook sites so college students can save the most money. Wooden fish songs download wooden fish songs or read online books in pdf, epub, tuebl, and mobi format click download or read online button to get wooden fish songs book now this site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Through the decades, ruthanne lum mccunn has built a lauded career giving voice to spirited, groundbreaking heroes of asian descent growing up in a large, extended family in hong kong, mccunn, who is half chinese and half scottish american, was surrounded by strong, independent women to inspire her. Wooden fish songs new edition afterword by ruthanne lum mccunn enlarge photo historical fiction with a flourish the story of lue gim gong, a 19th century chinese immigrant-cum-horticultural innovator, comes alive through multiple narrators: mother sum jui, white spinster fanny, and african american cook sheba the novel succeeds at.
A second novel by mccunn (thousand pieces of gold, 1981) about the plight of chinese immigrants, this one again tracing through the imagined life of a real person the raw misery of loneliness and fear and the brave insistence on survival. Wooden fish songs by ruthanne lum mccunn is a novel richly told by three women who best knew lue gim gong--his mother, his benefactress and his friend, a former slave there is much to learn here about chinese beliefs and culture as well as embellishments on racial prejudice against chinese and blacks in america. Wooden fish songs, a historical novel written by ruthanne lum mccunn, is written with three narrators the main character in this story is lue gim gong, a chinese immigrant who gives up his country and family to pursue his passion for botany.
Wooden fish songs by ruthanne lum mccunn dutton hardcover good spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading may contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library accessories such as cd, codes, toys, may not be included. Ruthanne lum mccunn, an eurasian of chinese and scottish descent, was hailed by the dallas timesin 1985 as an american-chinese author of remarkable talenther work, which has won many awards, has been translated into thirteen languages, published in twenty-two countries, and adapted for the stage and film. Ruthanne lum mccunn, of scottish and chinese ancestry, is the author of the classic thousand pieces of gold, the moon pearl, and wooden fish songs god of luck was a book sense pick she lives in san francisco.