Title: Spring Moon
Author: Bette Bao Lord
The saga of five generations of a Mandarin family in China, ranging from the turbulence of war-torn China during the late nineteenth century to the 1970s is revealed through the adventures of Spring Moon, who experiences a long life of trouble, sacrifice, and joy that parallels the twentieth-century history of China.
At a time of mystery and cruelty… in an ancient land of breathtaking beauty and exotic surprise… a courageous woman triumphs over her world’s ultimate tragedy.
Behind the garden walls of the House of Chang, pampered daughter Spring Moon is born into luxury and privilege. But the tempests of change sweep her into a new world — one of hardship, turmoil, and heartbreak, one that threatens to destroy her husband, her family, and her darkest secret love. Through a tumultuous lifetime, Spring Moon must cling to her honor, to the memory of a time gone by, and to a destiny, foretold at her birth, that has yet to be fulfilled.