Books by Linda Ching Sledge

A MAP OF PARADISE by Linda Ching Sledge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A superior work of history, then, with some genuinely affecting moments among its fictional characters—and a demonstration of how much of the West was East in the rambunctious Manifest Destiny days of the late 19th century."
Unusual historical accuracy distinguishes an otherwise formulaic novel of a plucky Chinese family: a portrait of Tang immigrants, on whose backs so much of the infrastructure of California and Hawaii was built. Read full book review >