By (author) Gail Tsukiyama
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Dreaming Water by Gail Tsukiyama
Book DescriptionBestselling author Gail Tsukiyama is known for her poignant, subtle insights into the most complicated of relationships. "Dreaming Water" is an exploration of two of the richest and most layered human connections that exist: mother and daughter and lifelong friends.Hana is suffering from Werner's syndrome, a disease that makes a person age at twice the rate of a healthy individual: at thirty-eight Hana has the appearance of an eighty-year-old. Cate, her mother, is caring for her while struggling with her grief at losing her husband, Max, and with the knowledge that Hana's disease is getting worse by the day.Hana and Cate's days are quiet and ordered. Cate escapes to her beloved garden and Hana reads and writes letters. Each find themselves drawn into their pasts, remembering the joyous and challenging events that have shaped them: spending the day at Max's favorite beach, overcoming their neighbors' prejudices that Max is Japanese-American and Cate is Italian-American, and coping with the heartbreak of discovering Hana's disease.One of the great joys of Hana's life has been her relationship with her beautiful, successful best friend Laura. Laura has moved to New York from their hometown in California and has two daughters, Josephine and Camille. She has not been home in years and begs Hana to let her bring her daughters to meet her, feeling that Josephine, in particular, needs to have Hana in her life. Despite Hana's latest refusal, Laura decides to come anyway. When Laura's loud, energetic, and troubled world collides with Hana and Cate's daily routine, the story really begins."Dreaming Water "is about a mother's courage, a daughter's strength, and a friend's love. It is about the importance of human dignity and the importance of all the small moments that create a life worth living.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312316082
(211mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 29-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gail Tsukiyama
Hundred Flowers, Paperback (September 2013)
China, 1957. Chairman Mao has declared a new openness in society: "Let a hundred flowers bloom; let a hundred schools of thought contend." Kai Ying's husband, Sheng, a teacher, has promised not to jeopardize their safety or that of their young son, Tao. But one July morning, Tao watches helplessly as Sheng is dragged away for writing a letter...
Street of a Thousand Blossoms, Paperback (September 2008)
Japan, 1939. Two orphaned brothers are growing up with grandparents who inspire them to dream of a future firmly rooted in tradition. The older boy, Hiroshi, shows signs of promise at sumo wrestling, while Kenji is fascinated by the art of Noh Theatre masks. But as the ripples of war spread, the brothers must put their dreams on hold.
Language of Threads, Paperback (February 2001)
Pei leaves the silk house for Hong Kong in the 1930s, arriving with a young orphan, Ji Shen, in her care. Her first job ends in disgrace, but soon Pei and Ji Shen find a new life, until their world is torn apart by the war and the Japanese occupation.
Women of the Silk, Paperback (November 2000)» View all books by Gail Tsukiyama
Set in rural China in 1926, this story tells how a group of exploited silk-workers lead the first strike for better conditions than their village has ever seen. The women combine their courage and strength to achieve the freedom they could never have hoped for on their own.
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Author Biography - Gail Tsukiyama
Gail Tsukiyama is the author of "The Language of Threads, Night of Many Dreams, The Samurai's Garden," and "Women of the Silk." She lives in El Cerrito, California.
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