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A Hundred Suns by Karin Tanabe

Title:  A Hundred Suns

: Karin Tanabe


Taking place in the 1930’s, this is a story of a woman, Jessie, leaving poverty and abuse in Kentucky in hope of a better life .

Travelling to Paris, she succeeds in meeting and marrying into the wealthy Michelin family.  From here the story moves to Indochina where the Michelin rubber plantations operate.  There she experiences the beginnings of the communist rebellion against France.  A story with secrets, scandals , mystery and some history of what is now Viet Nam.  A good read.


Review by:  Dianne