A RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK***
'Glorious and tender . . . I finished it with tears in my eyes' JENNIFER SAINT
'A stunning achievement' CHRISTY LEFTERI
'An immersive, expertly plotted and elegantly written novel ' SHARLENE TEO
With every misfortune there is a blessing and within every blessing, the seeds of misfortune, and so it goes, until the end of time.
China, 1938: Meilin and her four-year-old son, Renshu, flee their burning city as Japanese forces advance. In their perilous journey across the country seeking refuge, they find comfort and wisdom in their most treasured possession - a beautifully illustrated hand scroll, filled with ancient fables.
Years later, separated from his mother by thousands of miles, Renshu now calls himself Henry Dao. His daughter, Lily, is desperate to understand her place in the world, but Henry refuses to share with her the fear and tragedy that mar his past.
Spanning continents and generations, Peach Blossom Spring is a bold and moving story of the sacrifices we make to protect our children. It's about the power of our past, the hope for a better future, and the search for a place to call home.
'Magical and powerful' Nguyen Phan Que Mai, author of THE MOUNTAINS SING
'Beautifully rendered' Georgia Hunter, author of WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES
'Captivating from beginning to end' Mira T Lee, author of EVERYTHING HERE IS BEAUTIFUL
'A brilliant multigenerational tale' Mary Lynn Bracht, author of WHITE CRYSANTHEMUM
'Accomplished and utterly gripping' Catherine Menon, author of FRAGILE MONSTERS
|Title:||Peach Blossom Spring|
|Number Of Pages:||400|
|Country Of Origin:||India|
|Release date:||30 March 2023|
Melissa Fu grew up in Northern New Mexico and now lives near Cambridge, UK, with her husband and children. With academic backgrounds in physics and English, she has worked in education as a teacher, curriculum developer, and consultant. She was the 2018/19 David TK Wong Fellow at the University of East Anglia. Peach Blossom Spring is her first novel