A Thread of Sky
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A Thread of Sky


Penguin Press, 2010, As New., Unused, in dust jacket. Bright, clean, tight. [Fiction] Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers since 1933. We pack and ship with care....

Title:A Thread of Sky
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages

    A Thread of Sky Reviews

  • Annalisa
    Apr 01, 2010

    I love books about China, particularly about how Chinese culture impacts women. In this tale, three Chinese-American sisters, their mother, aunt, and grandmother travel to China for one last chance to...

  • ?Karen
    Apr 01, 2010

    It is to present-day China that Chinese/American Irene decides to take her 3 daughters, her Chinese mother, and Chinese sister to visit. The chapters alternately focus on each of the 6 females with th...

  • Manuhuia Barcham
    Sep 14, 2011

    I can't say enough good things about this book!!! Deanna Fei has done to me what Hume did to Kant - awakened from my dogmatic slumber I feel invigorated once again to read and write... It's just a gre...

  • Mari
    Oct 20, 2011

    A compelling read about three sisters first generation American sisters who travel back to their parents' native China with their mom, aunt and grandmother, a former nationalist revolutionary forced t...

  • Sherry
    Jul 19, 2011

    I really wanted to like this book since it was gift from the author, who by the way has an incredible story of her own. At first I was intrigued by the characters but then I guess I got bored since I'...

  • Beth
    Mar 30, 2010

    Mothers/Daughters and the Sights & Sounds of ChinaI thoroughly enjoyed reading Deanna Fei's book, "A Thread of the Sky". This novel weaves a marvelous tapestry - both with the relationships of grandmo...

  • Janis
    Jan 22, 2011

    This is a wonderful, touching and powerful book. The characters are wonderfully flawed, passionate, beautiful and human. I identified so deeply with the immigrant experience of the mothers and daughte...

  • lisa MacColl
    Apr 12, 2015

    This book came highly recommended by a friend. I really wanted to like it. The writing is beautiful and evocative. I'm 3/4 through the book and I'm still trying to like any of the characters. I'm at t...

  • Esther Bradley-detally
    May 24, 2010

    Lovely, lovely writing; References Alzheimer's as "brain plaques and fibrillary tangles," "strands caught in knots." Her style is wonderfully literary, yet compelling about sisters, mother, and grandm...

  • Mario
    May 06, 2010

    Deanna Fei's A Thread of Sky is a beautifully written story with well-crafted characterizations, and it is emotionally driven-it was never a dull moment. This book has some interesting insights on bei...

About Deanna Fei

Deanna Fei

Deanna Fei is the author of the new memoir GIRL IN GLASS (Bloomsbury), hailed as “extraordinarily beautiful” by NPR and “an impassioned, important book” by the Washington Post. GIRL IN GLASS was recently featured on PBS NewsHour, Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC, and NPR’s All Things Considered, among other outlets.In 2014, Fei's essay, “My Baby and AOL’s Bottom Line,” went viral worldwide and sparke