(Fiction, 471 p. 2019)
Eleven-year old Romy and her parents flee 1938 Vienna to Shanghai, and in 2016 her granddaughter Alexandra rushes from England home to Melbourne, Australia, to be with her dying grandfather. This historical novel deals with friendship, motherhood, the price of love, and the power of hardship and courage that can shape us all.
The Library’s copies include book group discussions questions.
Review by Susan Blumberg-Kason, Asian Review of Books, September 4, 2019
Kirsty Manning introduces The Song of the Jade Lily (video, 1:41 min.)
Review, Publishers Weekly