A wonderful review of The Orchid Tree by Christoph Fischer.
My review of THE ORCHID TREE by Siobhan Daiko
This is a truly beautiful story, the telling the coming of age of a 15 year old girl in Hong Kong during and after World War 2.
I’ve been to Hong Kong several times and have a deep love for it. The author also has first hand knowledge of the place and did a wonderful job at setting the scene and reminding me of all its beauty.
World War 2 was such a complex war with many theatres and players. Reading about the Japanese invasion and occupation of Hong Kong was historically particularly fascinating for me, as was the part about the period following WW2.
Daiko chose a great character to tell her story: Kate, a girl coming of age and falling in love. This unique perspective allows us to…
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