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China Dreams: Growing Up Jewish in Tientsin Growing Up Jewish in Tientsin (Paperback)

Author:  Isabelle Maynard Foreword By:  Albert E. Stone
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0877455716
ISBN-13: 9780877455714
Sku: 30215585
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 0.5T
Pages:  186
 
What does it mean to be "thrice alien"? Isabelle Zimmer Maynard is one who knows. Born in 1929 in Tientsin, China, Maynard was the only child of Russian Jewish parents who had fled the Communists and sought refuge in this teeming city on the North China Sea. They subsequently survived the Japanese invasion of China and ultimately escaped to San Francisco when the Chinese Communists seized power. China Dreams, like a string of beguiling pearls, is a collection of autobiographical stories of an amazing childhood. Maynard's ability to reconstruct her world in the moment will delight and enchant readers. She says, "I have carried China all my life. I do not claim accuracy of history - only accuracy of the heart". Her keen eye and fetching wit provide an arresting, poignant, highly personal portrait of a now-vanished world once shared by thousands of European Jews.
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What does it mean to be "thrice alien"? Isabelle Zimmer Maynard is one who knows. Born in 1929 in Tientsin, China, Maynard was the only child of Russian Jewish parents who had fled the Communists and sought refuge in this teeming city on the North China Sea. They subsequently survived the Japanese invasion of China and ultimately escaped to San Francisco when the Chinese Communists seized power. China Dreams, like a string of beguiling pearls, is a collection of autobiographical stories of an amazing childhood. Maynard's ability to reconstruct her world in the moment will delight and enchant readers. She says, "I have carried China all my life. I do not claim accuracy of history - only accuracy of the heart". Her keen eye and fetching wit provide an arresting, poignant, highly personal portrait of a now-vanished world once shared by thousands of European Jews.
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Isabelle Maynard
Isabelle Maynard immigrated to California in 1948; she now lives in Emeryville. For 35 years she was an administrative social worker in the San Francisco Bay area; she is also an actor, painter, teacher, and oral historian. Her stories have appeared in many literary magazines, and her play, "The Ace", was produced in 1987.
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0186
Product attributePublisher:   University of Iowa Press
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