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DEANNA FEI is the author of A THREAD OF SKY: A Novel (Penguin Press, April 2010). She was born in Flushing, New York, and has lived in Beijing and Shanghai, China. A graduate of Amherst College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she has received a Fulbright Grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, and a Chinese Cultural Scholarship, among other awards. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she teaches in public schools and is at work on a new novel. Visit Deanna at http://www.deannafei.com.


[image error]One year ago, a very different scene was unfolding at Madison Square Garden, one that in retrospect shows how badly we needed Jeremy Lin way before we'd ever heard of him. And by "we," I don't just mean Knicks fans.

At yet another dull game in the midst of another dreary season, three Asian American men, one with his young son,were sitting near my husband. (I was pregnant with my n... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.30 · 345 ratings · 100 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
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A Thread of Sky by Deanna Fei
"Lovely, lovely writing; References Alzheimer's as "brain plaques and fibrillary tangles," "strands caught in knots." Her style is wonderfully literary, yet compelling about sisters, mother, and grandmother's return to China for a trip; and relatio..." Read more of this review »
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"It is to present-day China that Chinese/American Irene decides to take her 3 daughters, her Chinese mother, and Chinese sister to visit. The chapters alternately focus on each of the 6 females with their individual problematic lives, so the charac..." Read more of this review »
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"This is a wonderful, touching and powerful book. The characters are wonderfully flawed, passionate, beautiful and human. I identified so deeply with the immigrant experience of the mothers and daughters. Fei is a skilled writer who is by turns lyr..." Read more of this review »
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“A love gone bad, a sea of bitterness: such an everyday thing. As ordinary as the tide, and perhaps as relentless. But tides turned, too.”
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“And a blank page was quite beautiful on its own, she'd found. There were already so many words, so many voices in the world. She flinched at contributing to the cacophony.”
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“Here it was like wind or rain, a sign of the seasons, just part of the weather-- another element of this country that took hold of her, even as it eluded her grasp”
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