For the next few months, Tuesdays (Wednesday in this case-Wordpress was being tricky) on my blog will feature one of my fellow Martin Sisters Publishing authors. There are a bunch of us, and we all write in various genres, so enjoy the fun stuff included in these posts and maybe even check out the MSP website.
Today’s feature is The 228 Legacy by Jennifer J. Chow.
Three generations in an all-female Taiwanese family living near Los Angeles in 1980 are each guarding personal secrets. Grandmother Silk finds out that she has breast cancer, as daughter Lisa loses her job, while pre-teen granddaughter Abbey struggles with a school bully. When Silk’s mysterious past comes out—revealing a shocking historical event that left her widowed—the truth forces the family to reconnect emotionally and battle their problems together. A novel of cultural identity and long-standing secrets, The 228 Legacy weaves together multigenerational viewpoints, showing how heritage and history can influence individual behavior and family bonds.
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Jennifer J. Chow, a Chinese-American, married into the Taiwanese culture. The 228 Legacy was inspired by the family stories she heard after viewing photos of a two-million-person human chain commemorating 228. She has traveled multiple times to Taiwan and visited places dedicated to the incident. Her experience with the elderly comes from a gerontology specialization at Cornell University and her geriatric social work experience. Visit Jennifer online at www.jenniferjchow.com to learn more about her work.
Here is what people are saying about The 228 Legacy:
“An impressive debut! Moving, hopeful, and triumphant. A compelling read.” -Jane Porter, national bestselling author of The Good Daughter
“While relationships lie at the core of this light, enjoyable read, some weightier issues of history and identity make it stand out. This book would make a great beach read and is appropriate for the Young Adult reader as well as for adults.” -B. Morrison, award-winning author of Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother