Chasing Hepburn: A Memoir of Shanghai, Hollywood, and a Chinese Family's Fight for Freedom

Chasing Hepburn A Memoir of Shanghai Hollywood and a Chinese Family s Fight for Freedom Lee has created a gripping and beautiful portrait of his family Chasing Hepburn is nonfiction but it reads just as richly as any novel Boston Globe Gus Lee brings to his first work of nonfiction the

Chasing Hepburn A Memoir of Shanghai, Hollywood, and a Chasing Hepburn is a saga that spans four generations, two continents, and half of Chinese history In the masterful hands of acclaimed author Gus Lee, his ancestors stories spring vividly to life in a memoir with all the richness of great fiction. Chasing Hepburn A Memoir of Shanghai, Hollywood, and a Chasing Hepburn is the story of the Lee family a saga spanning four generations, two continents, and a century and a half of Chinese history In the masterful hands of acclaimed author Gus Lee, his ancestors stories spring vividly to life in a memoir with all the richness of great fiction. Chasing Hepburn Open Library Are you sure you want to remove Chasing Hepburn from your list Chasing Hepburn A Memoir of Shanghai, Hollywood, and a Chasing Hepburn a memoir of Shanghai, Hollywood, and a Chinese family s fight for freedom User Review Not Available Book Verdict In his first nonfiction book, novelist Lee China Boy writes a lively memoir that centers on the life of his family in Shanghai during the Chinese civil war. Chasing Hepburn The New York Times nytimes The future shifted when the clan ladies failed to break my mother s tiny feet From then on, her life was guided by the good and the bad of that day She would grow up to Katharine Hepburn Chasing Hepburn ebook by Gus Lee Rakuten Kobo Chasing Hepburn is the story of the Lee family a saga spanning four generations, two continents, and a century and a half of Chinese history In the masterful hands of acclaimed author Gus Lee, his ancestors stories spring vividly to life in a memoir with all the richness of great fiction. Audrey Hepburn Chasing Hepburn by Gus Lee PenguinRandomHouse About Chasing Hepburn Chasing Hepburn is the story of the Lee family a saga spanning four generations, two continents, and a century and a half of Chinese history In the masterful hands of acclaimed author Gus Lee, his ancestors stories spring vividly to Chasing Hepburn A Memoir of Shanghai, Hollywood, and a Chasing Hepburn by Gus Lee is a fascinating family memoir taking the reader on an unforgettable journey from early China ending in post World War II San Francisco It s an autobiography that reads like a novel, opening with two gripping stories of binding feet.

  • Title: Chasing Hepburn: A Memoir of Shanghai, Hollywood, and a Chinese Family's Fight for Freedom
  • Author: Gus Lee
  • ISBN: 9781400051557
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lee has created a gripping and beautiful portrait of his family Chasing Hepburn is nonfiction, but it reads just as richly as any novel Boston Globe Gus Lee brings to his first work of nonfiction the consummate storytelling skills that have always delighted us in his critically acclaimed novels I promise you that you will be captivated by this epic story o Lee has created a gripping and beautiful portrait of his family Chasing Hepburn is nonfiction, but it reads just as richly as any novel Boston Globe Gus Lee brings to his first work of nonfiction the consummate storytelling skills that have always delighted us in his critically acclaimed novels I promise you that you will be captivated by this epic story of two families who epitomize all that is rich and varied in Chinese culture Ron Bass, screenwriter of The Joy Luck Club and Rain ManGus Lee takes us straight into the heart of twentieth century Chinese society, offering a clear eyed yet compassionate view of the forces that repeatedly tore apart and reconfigured the lives of his parents and their contemporaries He moves deftly from recounting intimate household conversations to discussing major historical events, and the resulting story is by turns comic, harrowing, tragic, and heroic Chasing Hepburn is a saga that spans four generations, two continents, and half of Chinese history In the masterful hands of acclaimed author Gus Lee, his ancestors stories spring vividly to life in a memoir with all the richness of great fiction.
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    • David Marxer says:

      Reads better then the best fictione biography of a Chinese family not only coming from China to America but also passing between eras of history that boggle the mind. From the first chapter where the author's mother as a child resists her feet being bound to his father as a teenager being friends with gangsters and the Soongs youngest son, to the flight from China in the midst of war and, finally, giving birth to the promised son (the author)I laughed and cried and felt so part of this family th [...]

    • Juneau Public Library says:

      Looking for a book that takes you to a different time and culture? Chasing Hepburn by Gus Lee is a fascinating family memoir taking the reader on an unforgettable journey from early 1900 China ending in post World War II San Francisco. It's an autobiography that reads like a novel, opening with two gripping stories of binding feet. Lee's parents lives weave through a China that has four factions trying to take control; the gangsters, the Taiping rebellion, the British opium trade, and the brutal [...]

    • Diana says:

      This is the story of the joining of two powerful Chinese families by marriage. Datsien was different than most young Chinese women at the time. She was outspoken,independent and narrowly escaped the predetermined fate of feet binding due to her kind hearted father. She marries the rebellious Zee Zee who travels the world as a member of the military, leaving his family to navigate the treachery of the government and war.Datsien is a brave woman who escapes with her children to America to reunite [...]

    • Kathlynbrown says:

      This book was recommended to me by my brother who knows the author from Colorado Springs.

    • Rebecca says:

      An important book in the Gus Lee canon.

    • Janai says:

      Wow! What an amazing story. I was thoroughly captivated!

    • Constance Chevalier says:

      This is an amazing epic! From the turn of the century China to the California Peninsula, Da'tsien and Zee Zee had hard but intense lives. And it's all true!

    • Maryemcdevitt says:

      Fascinating story. Read it for a book group and it stimulated a lot of discussion.

    • Holly says:

      Just started it as a selection for book club.

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