Daughter Of Joy: A Novel Of Gold Rush California

Daughter Of Joy A Novel Of Gold Rush California A young Chinese woman who achieved wealth and fame in gold rush San Francisco Ah Toy was the first Asian woman in America to go to law to employ the American judicial system to redress injustice To

  • Title: Daughter Of Joy: A Novel Of Gold Rush California
  • Author: JoAnn Levy
  • ISBN: 9780312865023
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A young Chinese woman who achieved wealth and fame in gold rush San Francisco, Ah Toy was the first Asian woman in America to go to law, to employ the American judicial system to redress injustice To her real life adversary, Norman As sing, chief of the Chinese in California, Ah Toy s flaunted independence is an affront To Ah Toy, the merchant s assumed power and posiA young Chinese woman who achieved wealth and fame in gold rush San Francisco, Ah Toy was the first Asian woman in America to go to law, to employ the American judicial system to redress injustice To her real life adversary, Norman As sing, chief of the Chinese in California, Ah Toy s flaunted independence is an affront To Ah Toy, the merchant s assumed power and position is ridiculous Their clash is inevitable and the stakes are high power for him or independence for her Their conflict is played out amid incomparably dramatic events San Francisco s several disastrous fires, California s statehood celebration, a cholera epidemic, Vigilance Committee hangings, the rise of the tongs, a Chinese war in Weaverville.

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  • 661 Comments

  • Well researched and interesting. A little annoying with the stilted English of spoken words, but forgivable. I could be harsher about the things I didn't like, like the imagined romance and conclusion, but again forgivable because that's part of the choices that an author gets to make. Overall I'm glad this book exists, for anyone fascinated by gold-rush era San Francisco this is a must read.


  • Amazing tale, based on an actual Chinese woman who came to gold-rush California and managed to become a successful independent woman, which was rare in those days, and unheard of for Chinese women. Not the best writer, but a great story, and pretty well written.


  • "a wild west fictional tale based on mostly fact, without once losing sight of the qualities that make good fiction."My review here:mostlyfiction/west/levym


  • Read this before I began keeping a reading journal but I have always remembered it as an outstanding favorite. Really brought gold-rush era Chinese immigrant experience to life.




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