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Finding Samuel Lowe

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780062331632
Author(s): Paula Williams Madison
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2015
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers Inc
Dimensions: 152 x 25 x 229 (w x l x h)
Pages: 256

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Spanning four generations and moving between New York, Jamaica, and China, a powerful memoir that is a universal story of one woman s search for her maternal grandfather and the key to her self-identity.Thanks to her spiteful, jealous Jamaican mother, Nell Vera Lowe was cut off from her Chinese father, Samuel, when she was just a baby, after he announced he was taking a Chinese bride. By the time Nell was old enough to travel to her father s shop in St. Ann s Bay, he d taken his family back to China, never learning what became of his eldest daughter. Bereft, Nell left Jamaica for New York to start a new life. But her Asian features set her apart from her Harlem neighbors and even her own children a difference that contributed to her feeling of loneliness and loss which she instilled in her only daughter, Paula.Years later, with a successful corporate career behind her and the arrival of her only grandchild raising questions about family and legacy, Paula decided to search for Samuel Lowe s descendants in China. With the support of her brothers and the help of encouraging strangers, Paula eventually pieced together the full story of her grandfather s life, following his story from China to Jamaica and back, and connecting with 300 surprised relatives who were overjoyed to meet her.Finding Samuel Lowe is a remarkable journey about one woman s path to self-discovery. It is a story about love and devotion that transcends time and rac
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