Multicultural book explores effects of Taiwan's history on personal lives. *Finalist, 2013 Foreword Reviews' Book of the Year Award*

By Jennifer J. Chow

General fiction, Historical fiction | Paperback, eBook


Three generations in an all-female Taiwanese family living near Los Angeles in 1980 are each guarding personal secrets. Grandmother Silk finds out that she has breast cancer, as daughter Lisa loses her job, while pre-teen granddaughter Abbey struggles with a school bully. When Silk's mysterious past comes out--revealing a shocking historical event that left her widowed--the truth forces the family to reconnect emotionally and battle their problems together. A novel of cultural identity and long-standing secrets, The 228 Legacy weaves together multigenerational viewpoints, showing how heritage and history can influence individual behavior and family bonds.



Jennifer J. Chow, an Asian-American writer, holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a Master’s in Social Welfare from UCLA. Her geriatric work experience has informed her stories. She lives near Los Angeles, California. Her short fiction has appeared in several literary magazines. The 228 Legacy (Martin Sisters Publishing, July 2013) is a Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year Award Finalist. It also made it to the second round of the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest.


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Jennifer J. Chow, an Asian-American writer, holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a Master’s in Social Welfare from UCLA. Her geriatric work experience has informed her stories. She lives near Los Angeles, California. Her short fiction has appeared in several literary magazines. The 228 Legacy (Martin Sisters Publishing, July 2013) is a Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year Award ...


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