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Tsukiyama, Gail

Overview
Works: 28 works in 210 publications in 10 languages and 11,679 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Commentaries  War stories  Bildungsromans  Sources  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3570.S84, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gail Tsukiyama
The street of a thousand blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama( Book )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the midst of a World War II, two young brothers learn the traditional arts of sumo wrestling and mask making only to place their dreams of future careers in these traditions on hold as Japan rebuilds
The Samurai's garden by Gail Tsukiyama( Book )

41 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1938, Stephen Chan, 20, who lives in Hong Kong, is sent to recover from tuberculosis in his family's summer house in Japan. While there he becomes privy to a romantic triangle between a beautiful woman leper and two men, a romance he records in his diary. A tale of Oriental love and friendship by the author of Women of the Silk
Women of the silk by Gail Tsukiyama( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning the years between the world wars, this tale of a young Chinese girl forced to work in a silk factory describes the sisterhood of workers she discovers there
A hundred flowers : a novel by Gail Tsukiyama( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale set during the Chinese Cultural Revolution follows the struggles of Kai Ying to safeguard her family when her teacher-husband is arrested and sent to a "reeducation" labor camp for criticizing the Communist Party
Dreaming water by Gail Tsukiyama( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Dutch and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful novel about the complex relationships among mothers, daughters, and friends. Set in contemporary California, this is the story of a mother's courage, a daughter's strength, and a friend's love
The language of threads by Gail Tsukiyama( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Japanese invade China, a woman in the silk trade flees her village, taking along an orphaned "silk sister." The two find refuge in Hong Kong, only to lose everything when World War II breaks out and the Japanese come again
Night of many dreams by Gail Tsukiyama( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical novel on the stifling atmosphere of colonial Hong Kong, referred to by mainland Chinese as a cultural desert. The protagonists are two sisters from an upper-class Chinese family who are sent abroad to escape the Japanese occupation in World War II and who return with a new perspective on life. By the author of Women of the Silk
The street of a thousand blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama( Recording )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised by loving and traditionally minded grandparents, Japanese youths Hiroshi and Kenji are forced to put their dreams on hold in the wake of World War II and find their destinies intertwining with those of a famous sumo master's daughters
A hundred flowers by Gail Tsukiyama( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China, 1957. Chairman Mao has declared a new openness in society. Many intellectuals fear it is only a trick, and Kai Ying's husband, Sheng, a teacher, has promised not to jeopardize their safety or that of their young son, Tao. But one July morning, just before his sixth birthday, Tao watches helplessly as Sheng is taken away for writing a letter criticizing the Communist Party. As Kai Ying struggles to hold her family together, other members of the household must face their own guilty secrets
Night of many dreams by Gail Tsukiyama( Recording )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As World War II threatens their comfortable life in Hong Kong, young Joan and Emma Lew escape with their family to spend the war years in Macao. When they return home, Emma has developed a deep interest in travel and new experiences, while Joan has turned to movies and thoughts of romance to escape the problems of ordinary life. As the girls become women, each follows a path different from what her family expects. But through periods of great happiness and sorrow, the sisters learn that their close-knit family--their parents, their independent Aunt Go, and Foon, the family cook--is a source of strength as they pursue their separate dreams
Mujeres de la seda by Gail Tsukiyama( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mujeres de la seda nos transporta a la China rural de 1926, donde un grupo de mujeres jovenes forja una hermandad en medio del fragor de las bobinadoras de una gran fabrica sedera que lleva a cabo su febril produccion desde el amanecer hasta bien entrada la noche. Mientras, una guerra avanza inexorable hacia ellas y siembra sus vidas de incertidumbre, violencia y miedo. La elegante prosa de Tsukiyama nos muestra el mundo laboral, la vida y el papel de las mujeres en la sociedad china de principios del siglo xx, todo ello tejido con una trama de amistad, amor y coraje."--Amazon.com
Art, women, California 1950-2000 : parallels and intersections by Diana Burgess Fuller( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive survey of women artists working in California in the second half of the twentieth century. How have women artists been affected by the vast sociopolitical changes of post-World War II era and how have the ensuing events influenced the art they produced? Exploration of the conjuncture between place and artistic activity from multiple perspectives: thematic, formal, social and historical
China-Seide Roman by Gail Tsukiyama( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in German and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China in den zwanziger Jahren: Bereits als kleines Mädchen muss Pei in einer Seidenfabrik arbeiten. Anfänglich leidet sie unter der Trennung von ihrer Familie, erwirbt sich aber allmählich immer mehr Selbständigkeit
Women of the silk by Gail Tsukiyama( Recording )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[In this novel, the author] takes her readers back to rural China in 1926, where a group of women forge a sisterhood amidst the reeling machines that reverberate and clamor in a vast silk factory from dawn to dusk. Leading the first strike the village has ever seen, the young women use the strength of their ambition, dreams, and friendship to achieve the freedom they could never have hoped for on their own. [The author's] prose weaves the details of "the silk work" and Chinese village life into a story of courage and strength.-Back cover
Dreaming water by Gail Tsukiyama( Recording )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hana is suffering from Werner's syndrome, a disease that makes her age twice as fast as normal. Her mother, Cate, cares for her while struggling with grief at her husband's passing. this is a story about a mother' s coaurage a daughter's strength, and a friend's love; the importance of human dignity and the importance of life's small moments
Ulica tysiąca kwiatów by Gail Tsukiyama( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Samurai's garden [KIT] by Gail Tsukiyama( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Japanese invasion of China during the late 1930s is a somber backdrop for this unusual story about a 20-year-old Chinese painter named Stephen who is sent to his family's summer home in a Japanese coastal village to recover from a bout with tuberculosis. Here he is cared for by Matsu, a reticent housekeeper and a master gardener. Over the course of a remarkable year, Stephen learns Matsu's secret and gains not only physical strength, but also profound spiritual insight. Matsu is a samurai of the soul, a man devoted to doing good and finding beauty in a cruel and arbitrary world, and Stephen is a noble student, learning to appreciate Matsu's generous and nurturing way of life and to love Matsu's soulmate, gentle Sachi, a woman afflicted with leprosy
The language of threads by Gail Tsukiyama( Recording )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[In this book] we learn what happened to Pei as she arrives in 1930s Hong Kong with a young orphan, Ji Shen, in her care. Soon Pei and Ji Shen find a new life in the home of Mrs. Finch, a British expatriate. But war, and the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, tear everything apart, and Pei is once again forced to make her own way, struggling to survive and to keep her extended family alive.-Back cover
The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama( Recording )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the eve of the Second World War, a young Chinese man is sent to his family's summer home in Japan to recover from tuberculosis. He will rest, swim in the salubrious sea, and paint in the brilliant shoreside light. It will be quiet and solitary. But he meets four local residents - a beautiful Japanese girl and three older people. What then ensues is a tale that readers will find at once classical yet utterly unique. Young Stephen has his own adventure, but it is the unfolding story of Matsu, Sachi, and Kenzo that seizes your attention and will stay with you forever. [In this novel, the author], with lines as ... telling, and dazzling as the best of Oriental art, has created a small, moving masterpiece.-Back cover
The Bible library for Catholics by Gail Tsukiyama( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Contains New American Bible, New Revised Standard Version: Catholic ed., Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha, Greek and Hebrew definitions, Nave's Topical Index, and Barclay's New Testament commentary
 
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Alternative Names
Gail Tsukiyama

Gail Tsukiyama 1957-....

Gail Tsukiyama American writer

Gail Tsukiyama Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Geiru Tsukiyama

Geiru Tsukiyama 1957-....

Tsukiyama, Gail

Tsukiyama Gail 1957-....

ゲイル ツキヤマ

ゲイル ツキヤマ 1957-....

Languages
English (139)

German (20)

Dutch (16)

Spanish (9)

French (5)

Chinese (3)

Polish (3)

Hebrew (1)

Sinhalese (1)

Thai (1)

Covers
The Samurai's gardenWomen of the silkDreaming waterThe language of threadsNight of many dreamsThe street of a thousand blossomsNight of many dreamsArt, women, California 1950-2000 : parallels and intersections