Dragon Springs Road by Janie Chang
Reviewed by: Martha M
Fiction , History , Reviews , Romance , Young Adult
Title: Dragon Springs Road
By: Janie Chang
Call #: Fiction Chang, J
1908 Shanghai As the last Chinese dynasty collapses, a young mixed race girl awaits the return of her mother, hiding in the Western Residence of the house on Dragon Springs Road. Using Chinese magical realism and gritty historical detail, author Janie Chang tells the coming of age story of young Jialing, from that time awaiting her mother through the tumult of a new regime to her final adult departure from the house which has been the only home she knows. This is a gem of a story that brings a time 100 years ago and half a world away to life. Young Lovers, Gangsters, Private Investigators, Mistresses, Missionaries! I read this book because I was in Vancouver and wanted to read a local author — and I am so grateful I did. A Bestseller in Canada.