Nona Mock Wyman presents Bamboo Women: Stories from Ming Quong, a Chinese Orphanage in California ($19.95). In her groundbreaking new book, Wyman explores the lives of her "sisters" who grew up in the Bay Area's Ming Quong Chinese orphanage—revealing secrets, pain, and the lifetime legacies of friendship.
In 1935, at the age of two, Nona Mock Wyman was abandoned at the Ming Quong orphanage in Los Gatos, California. From that first, searing memory of seeing her mother walk out of her life forever, Mock turned grief into strength. Bamboo Women tells twenty-one inspiring stories of coming-of-age from the women of Ming Quong, a home for orphaned Chinese girls in the San Francisco Bay Area. Wyman introduces us to her "sisters" and how their bonds of love and friendship carried them through life, love, loss, career, and family. Nona Mock Wyman is the author of Chopstick Childhood (In a Land of Silver Spoons).
Powerful and moving stories of Chinese American women who grew up in an SF Bay Area orphanage in the 1940s.