Flowers to be released in China, spring 2010
as Yesterday to be released in the UK, Australia & Asia,
as Yesterday - "One of 50 notable Bay Area books in 2009"
by San Francisco Chronicle
"Fan Wu is
an exciting storyteller with an original take on the disarray
of family history and American culture, and, ultimately, how
we manage to define ourselves. Beautiful as Yesterday is a
story with intelligence, insight, and heart."
--Amy Tan, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club
"A book for
the new millennium. Told half way between here and there,
Beautiful as Yesterday holds a mirror to America as much as
it tells us about contemporary China...Fan Wu tells tales
of modern Chinese women without mythologizing or romanticizing
their lives. Her stories are foreign and familiar all at once,
her writing beautiful and spirited..."
-- Sandra Cisneros, bestselling author of House on Mango
delicate and brilliant novel on the arguments, triumphs, loves
and differences of a Chinese family in America."
-- Xinran, author of China Witness and Good Women of China
explores the consequences of trapping one family between two
nations. Placidly paced, and eschewing claims to grandeur,
the story traces familial and cultural values as they transfer
between generations and geography.
-- San Francisco Chronicle