Books

Her Mother’s Voice
Read the first chapter of Her Mother’s Voice

Book Synopsis:

Her Mother’s Voice is about the mother-daughter relationship and cultural conflicts. It is about a Chinese mother who is dying of cancer and her adult daughter, Emily.

Emily consciously and unconsciously struggles with her Chinese identity due to her experiences of racism and alienation, growing up as a second generation Canadian in a mid-sized Ontario town. She struggles against being the good and dutiful Chinese daughter, yet finds herself playing this role. Consequently, she finds herself searching for a professional who can help cure her mother’s cancer. Western and Chinese medicine are pitted against each other.

In addition, she has been hiding her romantic relationships from her mother. Now with her mother dying, she is forced to face her fears and become open about her current relationship with a White Anglo-Saxon man.

 

Now on Goodreads

Her Mother's Voice

Book buzz

Anna Woo's "Her Mother's Voice" engages the reader in the timeless story of a daughter struggling to define herself in the face of her mother's terminal illness. All mothers and daughters will identify with Emily's mixed emotions of guilt and love that are part of any close mother/daughter connection; and the journey to define oneself yet remain connected to one's beloved mother.
Cynthia Sabol, Book Club Coordinator, Wisconsin