Three Stars for FOUR TREASURES OF THE SKY

Jenny Tinghui Zhang’s FOUR TREASURES OF THE SKY, a propulsive and dazzling debut novel about a Chinese girl fighting to claim her place in the 1880s American West, has received three starred reviews!

“Zhang put an extraordinary amount of research into this historical novel with a touch of magical realism…Those who want to learn about a little-known incident in Chinese-American history will be enlightened by this moving debut.”–Library Journal, starred review

“The author skillfully delineates the many characters and offers fascinating details on Chinese calligraphy and literature, along with an unsparing view of white supremacy. The result is fierce and moving.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Zhang’s blend of history and magical realism will appeal to fans of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ THE WATER DANCER (2019) as well as Amy Tan’s THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT (2013), Maxine Hong Kingston’s iconic memoir, THE WOMAN WARRIOR (1976), and Carnegie Medal–winner THE THOUSAND CRIMES OF MING TSU (2021).”–Booklist, starred review

FOUR TREASURES OF THE SKY by Jenny Tinghui Zhang; 9781250811783; 4/5/22.

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