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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:

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Moving days

Author: Linda Falcone

Language: English

Summary: In a love story that connects two cities and bridges two countries, Emma strives to understand which mistakes must be packed away and which lessons pave the road to life’s most cherished journeys. An emotional journey through life in Italy. Source: The Florentine Press

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Un altro giro di giostra

Author: Tiziano Terzani

Language: Italian

Summary: Viaggiare è sempre stato per Tiziano Terzani un modo di vivere e così, quando gli viene annunciato che la sua vita è ora in pericolo, mettersi in viaggio alla ricerca di una soluzione è la sua risposta istintiva. Solo che questo è un viaggio diverso da tutti gli altri, e anche il più difficile perché ogni passo, ogni scelta – a volte fra ragione e follia, fra scienza e magia – ha a che fare con la sua sopravvivenza. Continue reading “Un altro giro di giostra”