Amid the turmoil of China in the 1930’s and 1940’s, Flora Wong’s family lived a modest life in their small village of Lin Fong Lei. This young girl learned to tend rice and vegetables, sew simple clothes and trap frogs and beetles. In time, she also learned to dash to the safety of nearby bushes as Japanese planes flew low over her village.
At 18, Flora discovered she was engaged to be married. Flora’s mother, Chen Sun Ho, had set in motion a plan of arranged marriages for her six daughters. Her goal was to return each of them to the safety of their home country, the United States.
Flora began a new life in Montana, far away from her tiny village. It was here that the timid girl grew into a wife, mother, business owner and athlete.
In Long Way Home, Flora Wong retraces her family odyssey, sharing insights, tragedies and triumphs. Hers is the story of an authentic, ordinary person facing extraordinary challenges.
Flora Wong’s book, Long Way Home, is available at selected bookstores, through online retailers, from the book distributor Farcountry Press at 1.800.821.3874 and through the link below on this website.