The Journey of Writing Immigrant Daughter
The road to writing this book has been long and hard, like running a never-ending marathon where there was lots of laughter and tears. There were years when I did not write at all, and there were years when I found my way back to my mother’s story and was completely absorbed once again. Each time I began working, I was astonished how my mom’s story kept giving me gifts. It pushed me to learn new things, gave me courage to talk to strangers, challenged me to dig into complex impossible-to-write-about history, revealed insights that I never considered, forced me to ask for help over and over again, and connected me with wonderful people, who so generously gave their time.