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Till Morning Comes

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Alone in exotic Chungking, beautiful foreign correspondent Stephanie Ryder is warned to keep silent about the atrocities she witnesses in the city's teeming slums. Defying a brutal Kuomintang officer, she is swept to an electrifying first meeting with Dr. Jen Yong, a handsome, dedicated and compassionate Chinese surgeon. For Yong, a sexual liaison with an American woman co ...more
Paperback, 620 pages
Published June 28th 1983 by Bantam Books (first published January 1st 1982)
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Tricia
Jan 07, 2009 Tricia rated it it was amazing
I learned so much about China reading this book. Our American history classes never covered anything about China or the Communist revolution there so it was all so new - and frequently terrible. This is one of the few books that actually made me cry.
Joy H.
Till Morning Comes (1983) by Han Suyin
Added 1/27/09.
I'll never forget this book. It told such a touching story.

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Amazon description: "Alone in exotic Chungking, beautiful foreign correspondent Stephanie Ryder is warned to keep silent about the atrocities she witnesses in the city's teeming slums. Defying a brutal Kuomintang officer, she is swept to an electrifying first meeting with Dr. Jen Yong, a handsome, dedicated and compassionate Chinese su
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Jun 06, 2016 Letitia marked it as maybe-later
"I grew up with books and my parents were avid readers. My father would quote Tennyson and was a fan of authors from Leslie Charteris, who wrote the Simon Templar The Saint books, to Han Suyin and Dostoyevsky." - Sumiko Tan
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Aug 13, 2014 Abel Kay rated it it was amazing
An amazing book. I read it in Spanish in 1985 first, then again in English in the late 90s, and recently for the third time; as I now live in China.
This book was the answer to many of my questions about the Chinese people and their culture.
And yes, I cried at the end.
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Han Suyin (Pinyin: Hán Sùyīn) is the pen name of Elizabeth Comber, born Rosalie Elisabeth Kuanghu Chow (Pinyin: Zhōu Guānghú). She is a Chinese-born Eurasian
author of several books on modern China, novels set in East Asia, and autobiographical works, as well as a physician. She currently resides in Lausanne and has written in English and French.
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