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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Review: The Fifth Book Of PeaceUser Review - Lanie - Goodreads
I met Maxine at a post-play party and a few days later, while taking shelter from the pouring rain in the SF public library, this book seemed to jump off the shelf. It was the perfect time in my life ... Read full review
Review: The Fifth Book Of PeaceUser Review - Ellen - Goodreads
I don't think I actually finished this book, but it's still relatively memorable, years later. I believe that I read it fairly close to the time I read The Opposite of Fate, a memoir by Amy Tan. They melded together in an interesting way. Different stories, common threads. Read full review