Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu

In the author note, Melissa Fu says she was inspired in part by Jane Yolen's book of folktales from around the world. I love the way this book revolves around Chinese tales, the stories bringing comfort to mother and son through traumatic adventures. Stories connect us and help to bring understanding of the world. But in the course of this epic of three generations, Renshu/Henry loses stories, he is unable to talk about his own experiences and so loses that connection to his family and culture. 


Mass Center for the Book 2023 Reading Challenge

How It Works

  1. Sign up at
  2. Choose a book that fits the monthly challenge
  3. After you read, fill out a short form to tell Mass Center for the Book all about it
  4. That's it!
    • If you read at least one book, you will be invited to a year-end celebration hosted by Mass Center for the Book
    • If you read a book in each of the 12 months, you will be entered in a drawing to win 1 of 2 totes filled with books and Massachusetts goodies

Check out our list for book ideas

Follow lala's progress and track your own on StoryGraph