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[Read] ➳ Green Island Author Shawna Yang Ryan – Berkingmad.co.uk A stunning story of love betrayal and family set against the backdrop of a changing Taiwan over the course of the twentieth centuryFebruary 28 1947 Trapped inside the family home amid an uprising thatRead Green Island Author Shawna Yang Ryan Berkingmadcouk A stunning story of love betrayal and family set against the backdrop of a changing Taiwan over the course of the twentieth centuryFebruary 28 1947 Trapped inside the family home amid an uprising that A stunning story of love betrayal and family set against the backdrop of a changing Taiwan over the course of the twentieth centuryFebruary Trapped inside the family home amid an uprising that has rocked Taipei Dr Tsai delivers his youngest daughter the unnamed narrator of  Green Island jus

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Ight and what might save her family — the same choice she witnessed her father make many years beforeAs the novel sweeps across six decades and two continents the life of the narrator shadows the course of Taiwan’s history from the end of Japanese colonial rule to the decades under martial law and finally to Taiwan’s transformation into a democracy But above all  Green Island is a lush and lyrical story of a family and a nation grappling with the nuances of complicity and survival raising the uestion how far would you be willing to go for the ones you love?

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Green IslandT after midnight as the city is plunged into martial law In the following weeks as the Chinese Nationalists act to crush the opposition Dr Tsai becomes one of the many thousands of people dragged away from their families and thrown into prison His return after than a decade is marked by alienation from his loved ones and paranoia among his community — conflicts that loom over the growing bond he forms with his youngest daughter Years later this troubled past follows her to the United States where as a mother and a wife she too is forced to decide between what is r

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  • Taryn

    Green Island reader õ doc Hardcover ¾ berkingmad Green IslandA brutal beautifully written family epic that is set during the political turmoil in post WWII Taiwan The story of the Tsai family spans six decades and is seamlessly woven around actual events I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys realistic historical fiction and enjoys deeply touching stories about family Something had happened here once but other things had too and life went on We have to remind ourselves to remember The youngest daughter of the Tsai family is


  • Aditi

    Green Island reader õ doc Hardcover ¾ berkingmad Green Island “The people have realized that Martial Law is not law A regime not established by law is devoid of the attribute to dispense law A regime which puts in a bunker the highest law in the land does not have the moral authority to say that nobody is above the law” Zulfikar Ali BhuttoShawna Yang Ryan an award winning American author pens her new book Green Island A novel that unfolds the story of a Taiwanese family living in Taipei when the Martial Law was incorporated and changed the future of this family Told from the perspective from


  • Connie G

    Green Island reader õ doc Hardcover ¾ berkingmad Green IslandGreen Island is a family saga and political novel about the Tsai family in Taiwan Taiwan had been a prosperous Japanese colony before Japan's defeat in World War II After the war Taiwan was under the military dictatorship of Chiang Kai shek's Kuomintang KMT the Chinese Nationalist Party Chiang Kai shek used Taiwan as a base for the KMT when Mao Zedong's Communist party took over mainland ChinaAfter a brutal incident on February 28 1947 the fictional Dr Tsai gave a short speech at a community meeting that criticized the government He was arrested a few days later and disappeared for eleven years held as a political prisoner by the KMT on Green Island He returned as a broken man to his familyThe novel is narrated by Dr Tsai's younger daughter It shows the compromises and betrayals th


  • Wilhelmina Jenkins

    Green Island reader õ doc Hardcover ¾ berkingmad Green IslandA very good book I always enjoy books that introduce me to aspects of history with which I am unfamiliar Growing up in the '50s and '60s I always thought of Taiwan as a part of China where the enemies of Mao Tse tung were making a futile stand in order to retake the Chinese government a completely Cold War viewpoint I never considered the existence of the indigenous people of Taiwan or their struggle against the oppressive Kuomintang who took over their island much less their earlier history of colonization by the Japanese This book shifted my viewpointThe author also does a very fine job of examining the cost paid by those who stand up ag


  • Monica

    Green Island reader õ doc Hardcover ¾ berkingmad Green IslandI picked up Green Island during a Best of Goodreads sale on This was in the 1st round pick of the Best Historical Novel for 2016 I've pondered this for several months and I simply don't have the bandwidth to craft the kind of review it deserves but here it goes The themes in this one include human frailty courage family mental illness entitlement importance of lineage honor loyalty integrity pride shameGreen Island is the story of Taiwan's violent and tumultuous history between 1947 and 2000 through the eyes of a family view spoilerThe story begins with a pregnant mother of 3 during the last year of Japanese occupation and the takeover by the Nationalists from mainland China on the island ala Chiang Kai Shek Yes Nationalists as in Make Ta


  • Book Riot Community

    Green Island reader õ doc Hardcover ¾ berkingmad Green IslandShortly after Dr Tsai delivers his daughter the unnamed narrator of the novel he is taken away to prison during an uprising i


  • Blaine DeSantis

    Green Island reader õ doc Hardcover ¾ berkingmad Green IslandI loved this book And before I review it I wanted to say that I have been on Goodreads for over a decade and never really got into having friends Thi


  • Taryn

    Green Island reader õ doc Hardcover ¾ berkingmad Green IslandI don’t know nearly enough about Taiwan and its complicated history which fact swiftly became apparent as I read Green Island Ryan’s novel covers a sweeping number of years focusing on the ripple effects within one family of the father’s decade long imprisonment by Chinese nationalists His family assumes he is dead and his youngest daughter our main character can’t even remember what her father looked like because she was an infant when he was taken away Imagin


  • Sarah

    Green Island reader õ doc Hardcover ¾ berkingmad Green IslandDNF 20%I must reiterate that this isn’t bad by any means it’s just a bit too heavy for what I want right now Recommended based on what I’ve read of the book for fans of historical fiction and 20th century East Asian history


  • aPriL does feral sometimes

    Green Island reader õ doc Hardcover ¾ berkingmad Green IslandThe writing talent of author Shawna Yang Ryan in 'Green Island' which in conveying the emotional toll of what being born and living in a totalitarian state under martial law reuires of families friends and marriage is absolutely tremendous Ryan should win an award for 'Green Island' As far as I am concerned this novel stands side by side with George Orwell's '1984' What increased my shock and horror is 'Green Island' is fictionalized history not simply a literary extrapolation The experience of reading this book is the same as I imagine it would be if you sat down with your immigrant Jewish grandmother and she finally told you the complete truth of what happened in the extermination camps a