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[PDF / Epub] ✪ The Year of Finding Memory ☆ Judy Fong Bates – Arnepistol.co In the tradition of The Concubine's Children and Paper Shadows a probing memoir from the author of the acclaimed novel Midnight at the Dragon CafeAn elegant and surprising book about a Chinese family'In the tradition of The Concubine's Children and Paper Shadows a probing memoir from the author of the acclaimed novel Midnight at the Dragon CafeAn elegant and surprising book about a Chinese family's difficult arrival in Canada and a daughter's search to understand remarkable and terrible truths about her parents' past livesGrowing up in her father's hand laundry in small town Ontario J.

Udy Fong Bates listened to stories of her parents' past lives in China a place far removed from their every day life of poverty and misery But in spite of the allure of these stories Fong Bates longed to be a Canadian girl Fifty years later she finally followed her curiosity back to her ancestral home in China for a reunion that spiralled into a series of unanticipated discoveries Opening.

year pdf finding download memory ebok The Year mobile of Finding pdf Year of Finding book The Year of Finding Memory eBookUdy Fong Bates listened to stories of her parents' past lives in China a place far removed from their every day life of poverty and misery But in spite of the allure of these stories Fong Bates longed to be a Canadian girl Fifty years later she finally followed her curiosity back to her ancestral home in China for a reunion that spiralled into a series of unanticipated discoveries Opening.

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  1. Emmkay Emmkay says:

    Epub arnepistol.co ✓ The Year of Finding Memory Kindle ´ Year of Finding year pdf, finding download, memory ebok, The Year mobile, of Finding pdf, Year of Finding book, The Year of Finding Memory eBookWhat a thoughtful and interesting memoir Judy Fong Bates came to Canada as a very young child and grew up in small town Ontario where her parents ran a Chinese laundry Her childhood was replete with bitter angry conflict between her parents neither of whom were happy with their life in Canada or with each other When she was a young woman her father hanged himself as we learn on the first page of the book Only in her 50s does she travel back to China where she visits her ancestral village meets an older sister for the first time and begins to delve into her parents' lives and relationship before her Bates' descriptions of the Pearl Delta area of China are beautiful and she provides wonderful details of food gardens even the misery and embarrassments of life in the laundry as she was growing up Her efforts to gain some insight into


  2. Robin Robin says:

    Epub arnepistol.co ✓ The Year of Finding Memory Kindle ´ Year of Finding year pdf, finding download, memory ebok, The Year mobile, of Finding pdf, Year of Finding book, The Year of Finding Memory eBookI loved reading this book and recommend it to anyone who enjoyed The Glass Castle It was moving right from the beginning and I found Judy's descriptions of her memories of her parents and their experience as immigrants in Canada impactful I especially loved reading about the trips to China she and her husband took to meet family members and learn about others she didn't realize she had for the first time Judy taught my two daughters in elementary school In fact she was one of the best teachers they had in their early school years And to read about her life experiences in this book has impressed me that we can't always really know those we love the most in life or what motivates them unless we take the time to ask or tell or follow our memories like Judy did in this book I am blown away by the story telling ability of this talented author I look forward to


  3. Karatepop Karatepop says:

    Epub arnepistol.co ✓ The Year of Finding Memory Kindle ´ Year of Finding year pdf, finding download, memory ebok, The Year mobile, of Finding pdf, Year of Finding book, The Year of Finding Memory eBookThis is of a 25 but I'm mad at Judy for her comment about her father's suicide I did not hate the book at all I found the bits about her parents very interesting and I wish time had been spent on that rather than her own feelings She focused mainly on her mother which is unfortunate or at least unfair because I thought her father's story seemed interesting It would be a 3 4 if she hadn't felt the need to pull an Oprah and relate everything back to herselfThis isn't a topic I know much about and at the end of the day I'm glad I read it and I think it was a pretty good introduction to something I'm very unfamiliar with I'm looking forward to learning about the topic


  4. Geetha Geetha says:

    Epub arnepistol.co ✓ The Year of Finding Memory Kindle ´ Year of Finding year pdf, finding download, memory ebok, The Year mobile, of Finding pdf, Year of Finding book, The Year of Finding Memory eBookThe author is the daughter of Chinese Immigrants to Canada and her memoir chronicles her trips back to China to connect with her roots but importantly to understand her parents We are all th


  5. Nancy Nancy says:

    Epub arnepistol.co ✓ The Year of Finding Memory Kindle ´ Year of Finding year pdf, finding download, memory ebok, The Year mobile, of Finding pdf, Year of Finding book, The Year of Finding Memory eBookJudy Fong Bates writes a very moving account of her uest to learn about her family and their roots in China She lived as a small child with her mother and half sister in Hong Kong before moving to Ontario to join her father who owned a small Chinese hand laundry a job of unceasing labour Her depictions of her experiences visiting mainland China to be reunited with her older half sister and niece and other relatives are interesting as we hear the voices from her youth compared with the present day realities These Chinese relatives have almost universally suffered under Communism and the Cultu


  6. Morgan Dhu Morgan Dhu says:

    Epub arnepistol.co ✓ The Year of Finding Memory Kindle ´ Year of Finding year pdf, finding download, memory ebok, The Year mobile, of Finding pdf, Year of Finding book, The Year of Finding Memory eBookJudy Fong Bates describes her book The Year of Finding Memory A Memoir as a work of “creative non fiction” It is a story but not necessarily “the” story of her family’s journey from Kaiping County in Guangdong Province southern China to Canada their lives in Canada and the family and homes they left behind in coming to Gam Sum North America the Golden Mountain Fong Bates’s family is a complex one with a complicated story of crossing borders these days we’d call it a melded family Her father Fong Wah Yent had married in China but came to Canada originally as a single man with his brother leaving his wife and children behind Though he tra


  7. Kathy Kathy says:

    Epub arnepistol.co ✓ The Year of Finding Memory Kindle ´ Year of Finding year pdf, finding download, memory ebok, The Year mobile, of Finding pdf, Year of Finding book, The Year of Finding Memory eBookJudy Fong Bates is a skilled writer unsparing of herself and others as she uncovers misunderstandings and misconceptions about her parents She chronicles two trips to China a


  8. Haoyan Do Haoyan Do says:

    Epub arnepistol.co ✓ The Year of Finding Memory Kindle ´ Year of Finding year pdf, finding download, memory ebok, The Year mobile, of Finding pdf, Year of Finding book, The Year of Finding Memory eBookThis is the second book about Asian immigrants that I have read the first of course being Joy Luck Club As a fellow Asian immigrant I can totally relate with the hardship the author's parents went through As a fellow Asian immigrant I almost feel guilty to point out that we have several local laundry places I sometimes visit most owned by Asian immigrants none of them being polite Every time when there is any transaction between us I feel that they are scolding me with their eyes if not spoken words However this is beside the point I still feel overwhelmed by the deepest resp


  9. Ruth Ruth says:

    Epub arnepistol.co ✓ The Year of Finding Memory Kindle ´ Year of Finding year pdf, finding download, memory ebok, The Year mobile, of Finding pdf, Year of Finding book, The Year of Finding Memory eBookA touching story of the struggles of Orientals who chose Canada as a country that would make a better life for their children A 500 head tax on Chinese immigrants only imposed in 1904 would be eui


  10. Maria Maria says:

    Epub arnepistol.co ✓ The Year of Finding Memory Kindle ´ Year of Finding year pdf, finding download, memory ebok, The Year mobile, of Finding pdf, Year of Finding book, The Year of Finding Memory eBookAn interesting look at how one young woman grew up in two small Ontario towns set upon a laundry business that was owned by her father a hardworking Chinese man Judy Fong Bates gives us a rare glimpse into the values that were instilled upon her as a young woman growing up in a traditional setting with many references to 'the old country' as Judy tried to navigate her life on Canadian soil Judy also refers to her two voyages to China in which she meets various family members that tell her of stories from the past many of which involved her parents directly I liked reading about how Judy learned of her family's history as seen through the eyes of different individuals It was intriguing to know what lengths Judy's parents took in order to have a better life as a 'gold mountain' manwoman I loved learning about what certain euphemisms meant with Judy trying to become her own woman as a result of her lifelong journey in a traditional Chinese home Through Judy's two trips back


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