An emotional novel of love, loyalty, and faith-and one woman's exhilarating journey of self-discovery during World War II. Rural China, 1942. Twenty-two-year-old Eugenia Baker exists in a bubble as yet untouched by WWII. Content to help her father with his missionary work, Genie sees her future as a straight, if narrow, road-until an American pilot arrives, warning them of the approaching Japanese army. Lieutenant Ted Younan is one of the Flying Tigers, volunteer fighters protecting China from aerial attacks. After rescuing Ted from his downed plane, Genie's father asks the flyboy to get his daughter across the mountains so she can escape to the United States. To leave her beloved home-much less chaperoned by her father's overbearing assistant, Nathan-is the last thing Genie wants, but she reluctantly agrees. Ted is unlike any man Genie has known, and he opens her eyes to the idea of determining her own fate and chasing her dreams. But Genie has her doubts when tragedy thrusts responsibility upon her and the war creates unexpected opportunities, challenges.and temptations. Now, a world away from the woman she was, Genie must discover the woman she wants to be.
by Yoon Ha Lee
by Ellen Hopkins
by Ellen Hart
by Ellen Bryan Obed
by Ellen Notbohm, Veronica Zysk
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"Narrator Emily Woo Zeller provides a masterful storytelling experience as she takes listeners from the wilds of China to the hustle and bustle of WWII-era Los Angeles. This coming-of-age story is also lushly written historical fiction with inspirational elements. Genie Baker is forced to flee from the only home and family she's ever known to the other side of the world in order to escape the danger of the Japanese military. Throughout the narrative, Zeller delivers heartrending scenes and inspires such dislike for several secondary characters that listeners will be loath putting down their headphones. This is an enduring story of the strength of a young woman in the face of overwhelming adversity. A.L. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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