Books by Bette Bao Lord

THE MIDDLE HEART by Bette Bao Lord
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A love story, quietly elegiac, that, like a scene in a classic Chinese painting, captures a moment when to love and live were perilous and often impossible. (First printing of 100,000; author tour)"
A gripping tale of a trio's bittersweet friendship as it's tested by love and by turbulent times in 20th-century China. Read full book review >
IN THE YEAR OF THE BOAR AND JACKIE ROBINSON by Bette Bao Lord
Released: Sept. 5, 1984

"It's a deftly worked resolution, inspirational message and all."
A young Chinese arrival, self-named Shirley Temple Wong, finds a secure, bicultural niche in 1945-46 Brooklyn—as, it's suggested, did Chinese American novelist Lord (Spring Moon). Read full book review >