Do Not Say We Have Nothing
A NovelBook - 2016
From Library Staff
ehbooklover Sep 20, 2017
A meticulously researched, eye-opening book about the cultural revolution in China that was well worth the effort involved in reading it.
MVBOOKCLUB Jul 29, 2017
This was a tough one. Some found it difficult to follow all the different characters and jumping around, yet other members really connected with the book. Those who had the most positive reading experience had traveled to China and were able to make a personal connection.
Jcheng1234 Apr 24, 2017
A vibrant and powerful writing on what 2 talented families of musicians went through from Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution to 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. Though it is not an easy read, translation of the Chinese characters and poems, musical pieces and terms, if you persevere, you would e... Read More »
TVFAN Oct 15, 2016
An engrossing historical literary fiction novel that spans generations in China. From the late 1940's to the modern day, the lives of the characters are impacted by decisions of the government and those around them. Nominated for the 2016 Giller Prize, Governor General Literary Award, and the Man... Read More »