Through Ruthie Ann Miles's earnest narration, listeners are quickly drawn into a culturally complex and historically rich story spanning two continents, multiple generations, several families, and many hardships. The narrative format is an interesting hybrid. Multiple narrators give scope and varied characterizations to several scenes, but the bulk of the narration is done by Miles from the perspective of Li-Yan and by Kimiko Glenn as Hayley. See's writing is evocative, with vivid imagery and a strong sense of place, and the cast serves to enhance her storytelling through spirited characterizations and a keen understanding of each person's relation to the overall work. Ideal for fans of historical fiction, coming-of-age tales, and tea. K.S.B. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2017]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781508226536 $39.99 Twelve CDs
DD ISBN 9781508226543 $23.99
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