My Grandfather and the Fukien Tea Tree: A Botanical History
I added it to the list of things off-limits: questions about the past, the wars, why my grandparents had fled China for Taiwan. Why eventually they left that place too.
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It took me years before I realized that I’d built my notions of beauty from the stories of a distant land.
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