Why Travel When You Can Live There? Hong Kong

Author: Rick Granger Language: English Summary: Why Travel When You Can Live There? Hong Kong is a Travel/Adventure narrative that follows one family through their second experience living overseas. With Thailand as their first expat adventure they are better armed to navigate East Asia and better equipped to more thoroughly enjoy themselves. Follow along as they learn to make themselves at home in one of … Continue reading Why Travel When You Can Live There? Hong Kong

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Journey across the Four Seas: A Chinese woman’s search for home

Author: Veronica Li

Language: English

Summary: This is a true and touching story of one Chinese woman’s search for home. It is also an inspiring book about human yearning for a better life. To escape poverty, Flora Li fought her way through the education system and became one of the few women to get into the prestigious Hong Kong University. When the Japanese invaded, she fled to unoccupied China, where she met her future husband, the son of China’s finance minister (later deputy prime minister). She thought she had found the ideal husband, but soon discovered that he suffered from emotional disorders caused by family conflicts and the wars he had grown up in. Whenever he had a breakdown, Flora would move the family to another city, from Shanghai to Nanking to Hong Kong to Bangkok to Taipei and finally across the four seas to the U.S. Throughout her migrations, Flora kept her sight on one goal: providing her children with the best possible education. – Source: Amazon.com

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The Expatriates

 

Author: Janice Y. K. Lee

Language: English

Summary: In her long-awaited new novel, Lee explores with devastating poignancy the emotions, identities, and relationships of three very different American women living in the same small expat community in Hong Kong.

Mercy, a young Korean American and recent Columbia graduate, is adrift, undone by a terrible incident in her recent past. Hilary, a wealthy housewife, is haunted by her struggle to have a child, something she believes could save her foundering marriage. Meanwhile, Margaret, once a happily married mother of three, questions her maternal identity in the wake of a shattering loss. As each woman struggles with her own demons, their lives collide in ways that have irreversible consequences for them all. Atmospheric, moving, and utterly compelling, The Expatriates confirms Lee as an exceptional talent and one of our keenest observers of women’s inner lives. Source: Amazon.com

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