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The Year of Finding Memory

(2010)
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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 Cafe.

An 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 lives.

Growing up in her father's hand laundry in small town Ontario, Judy 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 with a shock as moving as the one that powers The Glass Castle, The Year of Finding Memory explores a particular, yet universal, world of family secrets, love, loss, courage and shame. This is a memoir of a daughter's emotional journey, and her painful acceptance of conflicting truths. In telling the story of her parents, Fong Bates is telling the story of how she came to know them, of finding memory.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: The Year of Finding Memory: A Memoir
Author(s): Judy Fong Bates
ISBN: 0-307-35652-3 / 978-0-307-35652-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

March 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: The Year of Finding Memory: A Memoir
Author(s): Judy Fong Bates
ISBN: 0-307-35653-1 / 978-0-307-35653-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

April 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Year of Finding Memory: A Memoir
Author(s): Judy Fong Bates
Publisher: Random House Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   



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