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Gail Tsukiyama

Author of The Samurai's Garden

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Gail Tsukiyama was born in San Francisco, where she later pursued her B. A. and M. A. at San Francisco State University. Tsukiyama is a lecturer at the San Francisco State University and a book reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle. Tsukiyama has written Night of Many Dreams, Women of the Silk, and The Samurai's Garden. She is also the recipient of an Academy of American Poets award. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Samurai's Garden 1,952 copies, 57 reviews
Women of the Silk 1,367 copies, 30 reviews
The Street of a Thousand Blossoms 870 copies, 28 reviews
The Language of Threads 712 copies, 17 reviews
Night of Many Dreams: A Novel 494 copies, 6 reviews
Dreaming Water 383 copies, 9 reviews
A Hundred Flowers: A Novel 298 copies, 28 reviews
The Color of Air 149 copies, 9 reviews

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Gail Tsukiyama was born in San Francisco, her mother a Chinese immigrant, her father Japanese. This multicultural upbringing is reflected in the deeply personal stories about Chinese women which she has been writing since her first novel, WOMEN OF THE SILK, was published in 1991. Tsukiyama considers herself an examiner of what she calls the lives of "early Chinese feminists," as embodied by the silk workers in her first novel. She has also tackled the topics of the differences between Chinese and Japanese culture (THE SAMURAI'S GARDEN) and the daily struggles of young women growing up in World War II Hong Kong (NIGHT OF MANY DREAMS.) "It has given me a greater sense of who I am, just in realizing what these Chinese women silk workers went through in order to make a life for themselves."
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