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Melissa Fu, author of Peach Blossom Spring

It is 1938 in China. As a young wife, Meilin’s future is bright. But with the Japanese army approaching, Meilin and her four-year-old son, Renshu, are forced to flee their home. Relying on little but their wits and a beautifully illustrated hand scroll, filled with ancient fables that offer solace and wisdom, they must travel through a ravaged country, seeking refuge. Years later, Renshu has settled in America as Henry Dao. Though his daughter is desperate to understand her heritage, he refuses to talk about his childhood. How can he keep his family safe in this new land when the weight of his history threatens to drag them down? Yet how can Lily learn who she is if she can never know her family’s story?

Week of February 27, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of February 27th include SPARRING PARTNERS, John Grisham's first collection of novellas, the common thread of which is law --- but the master of the legal thriller has several surprises in store; THE LONG WEEKEND, a pulse-pounding thriller from Gilly Macmillan, in which a group of women travel to the most remote place in England for a weekend escape --- only to discover a startling note that one of their husbands will be killed before they return home; PEACH BLOSSOM SPRING by Melissa Fu, a bold and moving story that follows three generations of a Chinese family on their search for a place to call home; Sara Nović's TRUE BIZ, an absorbing novel that chronicles a year of seismic romantic, political and familial shifts for a teacher and her students at a boarding school for the deaf; and THE CORRESPONDENTS by Judith Mackrell, the riveting, untold history of a group of heroic female reporters who revolutionized the narrative of World War II.