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Eternal River, Vol II

Eternal River, Vol II: The Claremont Years by Carolyn Wing Greenlee

Things were vastly different in 1951 when Tom and Kay Wing moved their family to Claremont, California. At age 4, their daughter Carolyn was about to spend the next 13 years experiencing life from the inside of their custom house, being reared in the combination of old Chinese and new American ideas that her parents chose from navigating their own difficult pasts. With brilliant, dynamic, powerful parents, and an older sister who excelled at everything; through the rigors of childhood, the brutality of junior high and the awkwardness of high school, Carolyn must fight for a place of her own. With great insight and humor, Carolyn Wing Greenlee tells of these years in a way that is poignant, captivating and deeply touching.

Eternal River, Vol II: The Claremont Years is part in a series of the Wing family memoirs, which includes:

Son of South Mountain & Dust

Inside the Oy Quong Laundry

Eternal River, Vol I: The Early Years

Eternal River, Vol III: The Next Thirty Years

Eternal River, Vol I

Eternal River, Vol I: The Early Years by Carolyn Wing Greenlee

An American memoir: Overcoming conflicts within Confucian culture, and the era when Chinese Americans are not welcome in White neighborhoods, Tom and Kathleen Wing forge their way with ingenuity and grit, and the support of loyal friends who open doors for them that society had locked. Eternal River is a celebration of Tom and Kay’s endurance, courage and determination, and their creative contributions to American life.

Eternal River, Vol I: The Early Years is part in a series of the Wing family memoirs, which include:

Son of South Mountain & Dust

Inside the Oy Quong Laundry

Eternal River, Vol II: The Claremont Years

Eternal River, Vol III: The Next Thirty Years

Inside the Oy Quong Laundry

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Inside the Oy Quong Laundry by Kathleen Kong Wing, with Carolyn Wing Greenlee

It was not easy being a young Chinese girl growing up in California during the 1920s and ’30s. Kathleen not only had to survive the prevailing hostility of the times, she also had to endure being “a worthless female” working in her family’s laundry and her mother’s suspicion of anything not Chinese. Her search for worth and struggle for acceptance, the awkwardness of growing into womanhood, and her gracious acceptance of those ugly aspects of life which can transform us into people of dignity, character, and grace are captured here Inside the Oy Quong Laundry.

Inside the Oy Quong Laundry is part in a series of the Wing family memoirs, which include:

Son of South Mountain & Dust

Eternal River, Vol I: The Early Years

Eternal River, Vol II: The Claremont Years

Eternal River, Vol III: The Next Thirty Years