613.The 228 Legacy/Jennifer J. Chow/2014/03/Literature/文學

The 228 Legacy

Jennifer J. Chow

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Three generations in an all-female Taiwanese family living near Los Angeles in 1980 are each guarding personal secrets.

Grandmother Silk finds out that she has breast cancer, as daughter Lisa loses her job, while pre-teen granddaughter Abbey struggles with a school bully. When Silk’s mysterious past comes out—revealing a shocking historical event that left her widowed—the truth forces the family to reconnect emotionally and battle their problems together.

A novel of cultural identity and long-standing secrets, The 228 Legacy weaves together multigenerational viewpoints, showing how heritage and history can influence individual behavior and family bonds



613_The 228 Legacy_Jennifer ChowJennifer J. Chow, a Chinese-American, married into the Taiwanese culture. The 228 legacy was inspired by the family stories she heard after viewing photos of a two-million-person human chain commemorating 228. She has traveled multiple times to Taiwan and visited places dedicated to the incident. Her experience with the elderly comes from a gerontology specialization at Cornell University and her geriatric social work experience.

Visit Jennifer online at www.jenniferjchow.com to learn more about her work.


Posted in 2015/03