The Fifth Book of Peace
A long time ago in China, there existed three Books of Peace that proved so threatening to the reigning powers that they had them burned. Many years later Maxine Hong Kingston wrote a Fourth Book of Peace, but it too was burned--in the catastrophic Berkeley-Oakland Hills fire of 1991, a fire that coincided with the death of her father. Now in this visionary and redemptive work, Kingston completes her interrupted labor, weaving fiction and memoir into a luminous meditation on war and peace, devastation and renewal.
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THE FIFTH BOOK OF PEACEUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A mix of memoir and fiction attempts to reconstruct a novel that burned—along with the author's home and family keepsakes—in the terrible Oakland Hills fire of 1991."If a woman is to write a Book of ... Read full review
The fifth book of peaceUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Acclaimed writer Kingston (The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts) has created a lyrical memoir of momentous events in her life-the death of her father and her mother, the destruction ... Read full review