A Thread of Sky is a poignant and touching novel that is timeless, yet lives in the present moment. I enjoyed learning quite a bit about Chinese history as it was seamlessly wound through the story of three generations of women. I could see so much of my family in the members of this family. The relationships, the distance, the misunderstandings, and secrets. I highly recommend this novel to everyone - I think we can all learn something from Ms. Fei's wonderfully touching tale of familial pain, pride, and love.