Brothers and sisters--Fiction; Chinese Americans--Fiction; Utah--Fiction
Ying and Chan, siblings and fierce rivals, are growing up just as Mao Tse Tung takes over China. An arranged marriage to a Chinese man from America saves Ying from the horrors that follow. But life for Ying in Orem, Utah, is not easy. She is torn between the need to support her husband and children and the desire to help her extended family in China.
When her husband is killed in a car accident, Ying finds herself alone in a strange land to raise her children. Through her ingenuity and strong work ethic, she gets by, and over time she finds fulfillment in the family she is rearing. Back home, Chan has enough grit and anger to survive the reeducation and work camps run by the Communists. With Ying’s help, he escapes China and comes to America. Still, he cannot help but resent Ying, nor can he forgive his extended family that lived off him in China.
But Ying has a secret, kept for decades, that could reunite her family or shatter it forever . . . [from publisher's web site]