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Hi, this is my first review on Library Thing. :) --- There are four short stories in Daughters of Hui, all of which center on four women from Hong Kong who bore the last name Hui. (1) Danny's Snake (2) Loving Graham (3) The Stone Window (4) Valediction I thought the third story, "Loving Graham," was very good, definitely the best among all four. I won't spoil the story for you, but I will say it's very poignant and very powerful. "Valediction," the final story, was also exceptional. The plot centered around two sisters, the younger of whom narrated the impact of her eccentric ways on ties with her family and older sister. Both "Loving Graham" and "Valediction" were told retrospectively by female first-person narrators. I felt like the worst story was the third, "The Stone Window." The characters were difficult to make sense of and sympathize with. I was particularly dissatisfied with Philomena, who felt like the hollow invention of some dreamy teenager. The story itself was very incoherently organized in four sections that fragmented the plot and made it hard to follow. The story that began the anthology, "Danny's Snake," was passable. I felt it was a tad pretentious and the main character, Rosemary, didn't ring true for me, though I did love a line from page 43: "And what would you want in return?" She said this playfully, trying to be lighthearted. But she felt him encircling her with his persistence. It stimulated her in a new and unknown way. These stories, taken together, deserve a 3/5.