The Silver Lotus

The Silver Lotus

A Novel

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
Expanding his trading empire, Captain Jeremiah Macy Hammond faces pirates, storms and illness as he crosses the Pacific seeking new markets in the Orient and falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy Cantonese merchant family.

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American merchant Captain Jeremiah Macy Hammond is at the forefront of the New World. His trading empire faces pirates, violent storms, and illness as it forges new paths across the Pacific Ocean, opening new markets in Hawaii, Mexico, and China. It is there he meets the beautiful Lady Yee, the Silver Lotus, prized daughter of a wealthy Cantonese merchant family. A great love is born, and their adventures will shape their lives—their love will transcend borders, oceans, cultures, and their marriage will eventually serve as a foundation for the growth and development of the Northern California coast.

Steeped in the rich culture of the Orient and set against the burgeoning trading routes of the Pacific Rim, The Silver Lotus presents Steinbeck’s most moving and textured narrative to date. Readers of both Lisa See and Patrick O’Brien will be drawn to this rich historical tapestry that examines how industry, adventure, and love served as the building blocks of the thriving California waterfront.

American merchant Captain Jeremiah Macy Hammond is at the forefront of the New World. His trading empire faces pirates, violent storms, and illness as it forges new paths across the Pacific Ocean, opening new markets in Hawaii, Mexico, and China. It is there he meets the beautiful Lady Yee, the Silver Lotus, prized daughter of a wealthy Cantonese merchant family. A great love is born, and their adventures will shape their lives?their love will transcend borders, oceans, cultures, and their marriage will eventually serve as a foundation for the growth and development of the Northern California coast.

Steeped in the rich culture of the Orient and set against the burgeoning trading routes of the Pacific Rim, The Silver Lotus presents Steinbeck’s most moving and textured narrative to date. Readers of both Lisa See and Patrick O’Brien will be drawn to this rich historical tapestry that examines how industry, adventure, and love served as the building blocks of the thriving California waterfront.


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Expanding his trading empire, Captain Jeremiah Macy Hammond faces pirates, storms, and illness as he crosses the Pacific seeking new markets in the Orient and falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy Cantonese merchant family.

Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2011
ISBN: 9781582437781
1582437785
Characteristics: 342 p. ; 24 cm

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Sep 15, 2012

I really enjoyed this book. It was not one of the usual high adventure, full of sex, suspense and high climax. It was a very beautifully written semi documentary of those times. History woven into a story that was simply compelling to read because of Steinbeck's ability to bring alive a period in our history located in a specific time and place not often noted. This author had the ability to describe all aspects, history and location, and had the skill to move on before it became boring.

mrsgail5756 Jun 18, 2012

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

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