"An amazing book. For those who love Montana history, we now have this eloquent and dramatic Chinese voice. This book will not only change the direction of Montana history but the direction of Asian American studies in the U.S.”--Robert Swartout, Chair, History Department, Carroll College.
Reader Comments on Long Way Home:
"What a beautifully written, historically documented, magnificent and incredible story. I could hardly put the book down until I had digested every page. This is a remarkable book."--Pat H., Montana
"The story is so compelling and well written. I was drawn into the variegated life of the principal character. Were this a work of fiction, the romance of Flora’s courtship and marriage could not have been more intriguing. You will be compelled to turn each page of this book until you have devoured every detail of this woman’s life."--Lyle H., Ruston, WA.
"Just finished your book. I absolutely loved it. Had to keep pinching myself that this was a true story about a family's dedication, struggle and courage. There is pride in the efforts to carve out a future in American as well as the determination to rise above the hardships of China."--Sharon G., Issaquah, WA.
"Couldn't put it down as I was captivated. Amazing job putting (the author's) life together with such a historical setting." --Carol O., Marion, Mt.
“This is an incredible story of courage and sacrifice. The escape from the Chinese civil war and the description of life in Montana make this book a fascinating read and a great history lesson.” –Barak T., Maryland.
“I'm almost done with your book, and I don't want it to end. It is so wonderful and wonderfully well written. I cannot tell you how much of a gift it was to me. I wish my mother, who came from Sicily in 1920, had told me her story. I am going to make a point to tell all my older friends the importance of sharing their life story with their family and friends. We take better care of antiques that cannot tell stories than we do of the stories of our elders.”—Concetta E., Clancy, Mt.
"Have read your compelling memoir and admire its focus on individual lives, where the human drama truly unfolds."--Al M., Helena Mt.