The Fifth Book of Peace

The Fifth Book of Peace

Maxine Hong Kingston


many years in the past in China, there existed 3 Books of Peace that proved so threatening to the reigning powers they had them burned. a long time later Maxine Hong Kingston wrote a Fourth booklet of Peace, however it too was once burned--in the catastrophic Berkeley-Oakland Hills hearth of 1991, a fireplace that coincided with the demise of her father. Now during this visionary and redemptive paintings, Kingston completes her interrupted exertions, weaving fiction and memoir right into a luminous meditation on struggle and peace, devastation and renewal.

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