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The Distant Land of My Father

(2001)
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Anna, the narrator of this riveting first novel, lives in a storybook world: exotic pre- World War II Shanghai, with handsome young parents, wealth, and comfort. Her father, the son of missionaries, leads a charmed and secretive life, though his greatest joy is sharing his beloved city with his only daughter. Yet when Anna and her mother flee Japanese-occupied Shanghai to return to California, he stays behind, believing his connections and a little bit of luck will keep him safe.

Through Anna's memories and her father's journals we learn of his fall from charismatic millionaire to tortured prisoner, in a story of betrayal and reconciliation that spans two continents. The Distant Land of My Father, a breathtaking and richly lyrical debut, unfolds to reveal an enduring family love through tragic circumstances.

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Hardback Editions

January 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Distant Land of My Father (Charnwood Library)
Author(s): Bo Caldwell
ISBN: 0-7089-9446-6 / 978-0-7089-9446-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood (Large Print)
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January 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Distant Land of My Father
Author(s): Bo Caldwell
ISBN: 0-434-01003-0 / 978-0-434-01003-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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September 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Distant Land of My Father
Author(s): Bo Caldwell
ISBN: 0-8118-3240-6 / 978-0-8118-3240-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Distant Land Of My Father
Author(s): Bo Caldwell
ISBN: 0-09-957942-1 / 978-0-09-957942-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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March 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Distant Land Of My Father
Author(s): Bo Caldwell
ISBN: 0-09-942796-6 / 978-0-09-942796-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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September 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Distant Land of My Father
Author(s): Bo Caldwell
ISBN: 0-15-602713-5 / 978-0-15-602713-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harvest Books
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January 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Distant Land of My Father
Author(s): Bo Caldwell
ISBN: 0-434-00888-5 / 978-0-434-00888-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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Kindle Editions

April 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Distant Land of My Father: A Novel of Shanghai
Author(s): Bo Caldwell
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
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