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Song of the Azalea

March 26th, 2005 · 2 Comments

Joanne announced her book Song of the Azalea: Memoir of a Chinese Son by Kenneth Ore with Joann Yu now available for pre-order at Amazon.ca.

In 1917, Ore’s mother was sold to a wealthy Chinese businessman by her opium-addicted father. Rather than becoming a concubine, she was educated as a doctor and assigned to the man’s oldest son whom she married and bore three children. When the Japanese invaded Hong Kong in 1941, the mother’s courage and skill saved her family.

Rest of the synopsis and also sample chapters, the Song of the Azalea lyrics and other songs.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 joann // Mar 26, 2005 at 9:12 pm

    Thank you for your encouragement and support Julie. As always I find your posts indepth and insightful.


  • 2 Randy // Sep 15, 2005 at 8:26 am


    A while ago you referenced the story of Tammy who lost her husband to a drowning accident. Do you remember the name of that book?


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