Searching Saturday: book with red and green on the cover (24 December)

Searching Saturday was created by The Night is Dark and Full of Books and you can have a look at the topics here. Its goal is to discover new books every week! This week’s topic is:

Search a book with red and green on the cover
Christmas is just around the corner! Let’s celebrate by finding books with red and green on the covers. If finding ones with both red and green is to hard you could always find some red ones and some green ones.

Let me tell you something: this week’s topic was not easy! I settled for a book with green and red details. OKAY, I ADMIT IT: IT’S ORANGE! I KNOW. Sorry!


Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

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synopsis

“In a single year, my father left us twice. The first time, to end his marriage, and the second, when he took his own life. I was ten years old.”

Master storyteller Madeleine Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations—those who lived through Mao’s Cultural Revolution and their children, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square. At the center of this epic story are two young women, Marie and Ai-Ming. Through their relationship Marie strives to piece together the tale of her fractured family in present-day Vancouver, seeking answers in the fragile layers of their collective story. Her quest will unveil how Kai, her enigmatic father, a talented pianist, and Ai-Ming’s father, the shy and brilliant composer, Sparrow, along with the violin prodigy Zhuli were forced to reimagine their artistic and private selves during China’s political campaigns and how their fates reverberate through the years with lasting consequences.

How did I find it?

I went through all kinds of genres on Goodreads, looking for a book with red and green on its cover. Finally, I found Do Not Say We Have Nothing. Like I’ve said: I know it’s orange and not red, but it’s the closest thing I could find 🙂

Why did I add it to my TBR?

As I have mentioned a few times before, I want to read more historical fiction. This one isn’t Young Adult, but I love that it doesn’t take place in a Western society. Furthermore, I am very interested in – hopefully – learning more about Mao and the students protests in Tiananmen Square.


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3 thoughts on “Searching Saturday: book with red and green on the cover (24 December)

  1. Nikki @The night is dark and full of books says:

    I just found all of your Searching Saturday posts! I didn’t receive a message that u mentioned me like I normally would. Thank you so much for participating! It’s so exciting to see people’s picks for the topics I selected 🙂 I noticed too that this topic was way more challenging than I anticipated. I went for the easy way out; red and green covers separately. Great find by the way! I need to get into historical fiction too. And I’d say that is orangy red so that totally counts! Looking forward to seeing your future Searching Saturday posts 🙂

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