Vignettes from the Story
Here are some bits to give a flavor of some of the scenes portrayed in the book. These aided me in "seeing" the story as I was writing it.
Shu Wei's school in Sanhou, China (the town where he grew up)
flower vendor in San Francisco's Chinatown
Donaldina Cameron (Grace Caldwell in the story) rescuing another girl
Donaldina Cameron(Grace Caldwell in the story), rear center, with her charges
children in the streets of Chinatown
The shrine where Shu Wei prays along with Brian O'Grady, a turning point in the story