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Thousand Pieces of Gold

Thousand Pieces of Gold

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Thousand Pieces of Gold

by McCunn, Ruthanne Lum

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ISBN 10
080708381X
ISBN 13
9780807083819
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Beacon Press. Used - Good. Former library book; may include library markings. Used book that is in clean, average condition without any missing pages.

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A reissue of the classic biographical novel that has sold more than 200,000 copies Lalu Nathoy’s father calls his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his “thousand pieces of gold,” yet when famine strikes northern China in 1871, he is forced to sell her. She is sold first to a brothel, then to a slave merchant bound for America. In a new country, she is given the name Polly and eventually auctioned to a saloonkeeper. When admirer Charlie Bemis wins her in a poker game, he frees her from her enslavement and eventually proposes marriage. The two live out their days on a bountiful farm, a homestead called Polly’s Place in Salmon Canyon, Idaho. This masterfully told biographical novel is the true story of an extraordinary woman’s successful fight for independence and respect in the early American West. “Lalu comes to life and transfixes the reader with her story of struggle and survival . . . Lalu/Polly was a remarkable pioneer woman—a new heroine of the American West—and we can thank McCunn for bringing her to life in such a moving and inspirational way.” —Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, San Francisco Chronicle “A valuable book that gives Chinese Americans another true heroine.” —Maxine Hong Kingston “Lalu Nathoy’s courageous journey is an important contribution to the history of pioneer women.” —Ms. Magazine

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
Thousand Pieces of Gold
Author
McCunn, Ruthanne Lum
Book Condition
Used - Good
Quantity Available
1
Binding
Trade Paper
ISBN 10
080708381X
ISBN 13
9780807083819
Publisher
Beacon Press
Place of Publication
Boston
This edition first published
2004-08-25

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