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  1. Dear Chen Da,
    I have read a lot about the Cultural Revolution but never realized how it had such an impact on very young children. I teach college and many of my students would be very inspired of the hard work you did to complete your education. I am eager to read more of your work.
    Sincerely,
    Judith Rathbone


  2. It was wonderful to meet you at BEA on Monday!

    Sincerely,
    Heather Kerner


  3. A Brazilian friend told me that she really liked “A Montanha e o Rio”. Is that the Portuguese translation of “Brothers”?

    Thanks.


  4. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Brothers this summer. I truly felt as though I moved through life with Shento and Tan. I am grateful for redemption and the love you shared, because my hero needed help. I hope to read more. Thank you.


  5. Dear sir,
    I read your books many years ago now. When my life went into storage , many books were given away, but yours were treasured. Now back on my shelf my memory, although fading, recalls that there was to be a thrid memoir, yet catching up with your publication none seem to be. Was i mistaken? or am i confused or have you published it already? Please advise as i would so enjoy reading more of your reflections.


  6. I really enjoyed your talk at plattekill library and hope to begin reading your books soon from the first one and up. You have motivated me in my writing by explaining how to narrow down your thoughts without loosing the importance of the contents intent.


  7. Just finished reading your book, “Brothers.” What a fantastic book it was!! I am an avid reader and this book rates very high on my list. The way you entertwinded the brothers lives was remarkable! The whole story, just flowed. You are an excellant writer. I look forward to reading more of your books.
    Thank you.
    Robbie
    PS.. Keep writing.. please!


  8. Da — Glad to meet you at the Sheep Festival. Your book (Colors of the Mountain) was a wonderful read; I greatly enjoyed it. I am a retired teacher. I very much appreciated reading about your life. I look forward to the sequel. My friend Lyle was the one who mentioned “Danny Boy” was a fine Chinese tune. I appreciate you playing all the more after reading your book. Hopefully our paths will cross again.


  9. I absolutely LOVE the way you write! PLEASE write more!!! I cannot get enough!


  10. Da Chen,
    Thank you for your amazing book, China’s Son. I am in 7th grade and just finished the book! Our class loved it! Thanks you for giving me inspiration and courage!

    Sincerely,
    Sydney W.


  11. loved the book just fineshed it it WAS A BOSS :mrgreen:


  12. thanks for the amazing books!!!! :grin:


  13. hi i love your writing. i have read chinas son with my class and i love it i cant wait to check out the other books. i just want to know how do you remember all the deep details in your life, however you do it its awesome!!!!!!! :smile:


  14. THE BOOK WAS OKAY I DONT LIKE TO READ AT ALL BUT THIS BOOK WAS A BOOK THAT I ENJOYED. :cool: :cool: :cool: :eek: :wink: :mad: :mad:


  15. Dear Sir Chen Da, Your book, China Son, is truly of interest and fairly well written, You have a very unique story.


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  17. Your book was okay.. :neutral:


  18. I like to read, and i enjoyed this book, it was nice hodada


  19. i LOVE your books!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  20. great job on your book, and how was college for you?


  21. Best book I have ever read


  22. Your book was so inspiring. I loved it! :grin:


  23. Hi! I LOVE your book. You are a fantastic author. I loved all the details you put in the book. :cool: :smile:


  24. Hello Da Chen we read your book china’s son in class and it was amazing.I had a wonderful time reading the book but I have some questions. did you ever reconnect with Professor Wei,Dia,or I-Fei?Did you have any trouble when you were in college?


  25. Very interesting Book :smile:


  26. :grin:I loved your book! When I first saw it i didn’t know if I’d like it, but it was great! You’r a real insparation to me as a writer, and i can’t wait to read your next book. I have so many questions for you. What was america like when you first came here? Did you like it in america when you first came here? What did you think of the people here? Around what time did you come to america? What ever happened to Professor Wei? What happened to her dog? Do you know any other languages besides Chinese and english? Has Dia survived his, um disgusting smoking habbits? Have you seen I-Fei since the day he left? How are your brother and sissters? What ever happened to Sen and the gang? Thank you so much for you’r time! Have a nice day.


  27. Just stopped by to say hello to that dynamic gentleman of literary prose–Da Chen.


  28. Dear young book friends
    I am overwhelmed by your most wonderful messages you posted here for me today. I loved that you all read my book and gained something from it. You are very fortunate to have wonderful teachers, and great schools to go to. You are the luckiest kids on earth. I hope you all have big dreams in life and go onto do the best for this world. We need you to be strong, smart, kind and generous. Please thank your marvelous teacher for me. Very happy holidays.
    Da Chen or Chen Da with love


  29. I loved your book, but I have some questions :lol: what happened to sen ,mo gong , yi and sing?
    Thanks
    Clara


  30. Hello Mr. Chen,
    In our classroom, we are reading your book China’s Son. I am enjoying it very much and cannot even think about the suffering that you went through. I had one question. Did you ever get to see your friends Mo Gong, Siang , Sen and Yi again?
    Alexa Lee


  31. Hello Mr. Chen,
    In our classroom, we are reading your book China’s Son. I am enjoying it very much and cannot even think about the suffering that you went through.
    Alexa Lee


  32. Hello Mr. Chen,
    In our classroom, we are reading your book China’s Son. I am enjoying it very much and cannot even think about the suffering that you went through. Thank you very much for reading my comment and I feel very fortunate to be going to a nice school with nice friends and a safe atmosphere
    Alexa Lee


  33. Hello Mr. Chen,
    In our classroom, we are reading your book China’s Son. I am enjoying it very much and cannot even think about the suffering that you went through. Thank you very much for reading my comment and I feel very fortunate to be going to a nice school with nice friends and a safe atmosphere
    Alexa


  34. Dear Mr Chen,
    I just finished reading Colours of The Mountain and wanted to say how much I enjoyed it. It was a very inspirational and moving story. I spent time in China in a rural area in Hainan so it was easy for me to imagine your home town. My girlfriend is Chinese and studies here in the UK. It is amazing how much the things have changed for young Chinese, and how many opportunities they have gained in just a fe w generations. I want her to read your book. Best wishes, Barry


  35. Mr. Chen, Was great meeting you on the plane Friday…I just had the time to check out your website! Very interesting…Will have to check out some of your books. thank you!


  36. Da Chen is a master of literary prose with the pros of poetry and classic verbosity. I’ve only read the prologue of the last empress and am enchanted already. I have been to Zhanjiang, China while serving in the Navy. Best wishes from Mount HOlly, NC!


  37. Wonderful to see you at Stanford for the Great Books Summer program. Hope that our paths cross again soon.
    Best,
    Poncho Williams
    Pacific Hills School


  38. I discovered your book, Colours of the Mountain at a used book store. Just want to say how much I love reading it. My spirit resonates with your story. It encourages me to do my best no matter how bad it seems. There is always hope.
    Thank you for sharing your story with passion and humor. I will be reading more from you.
    Donna Centz
    Ottumwa, Iowa


  39. I purchased Colors of the Mountain from a thrift shop…..I am now reading it. My heart aches for Da. A truly inspiring story.


  40. I’m a student at Brooklyn College and I’ve been writing Colors Of The Mountain over and over again four the pass 5 years “I ABSOLUTELY LOVE It.” Brooklyn College needs a visit from you.


  41. It was a pleasure meeting you today! Hope your travels go smoothly!


  42. I really enjoyed reading Colours of the Mountain! My mom read it in her early thirties and passed it on to me. I have read it since 3 years ago and still love it to this day! Your story inspires me so much! Thank you :) with love from Korea.


  43. I discovered Sounds of the River this winter and bought it on a whim. Little did I know that I would be both intrigued and moved by your story. Thank you for sharing it with the world. I pray that God will bless you and your family.


  44. My whole life I’ve always been interested in China and its people. I came across your book “Colors Of The Mountain” and couldn’t put it down. Just finished “Sounds Of The River” and same thing. I am a born again Christian and would like to know your thoughts on Christianity and your experiences. I would like to hear you speak but can’t find your schedule for 2015?? Where might I find that? Many thanks for your response. Dave L.


  45. Hi, Da.
    I am back in NH full-time and working on a project that you might like to be part of in upstate NY and Portsmouth, NH. Last time we were together for a program was at Nichols College and we had such a nice dinner together with my other guests! Hope to see you again soon.
    Best, Blanche


  46. Just came across Colors of the Mountain and can’t put it down. I have been to China 3 times and Taiwan to learn more about feng shui and am also an artist so I take hundreds of pictures. Thank you for answering many of my question in this book about this time period. I have a dear friend in China who was born in 1958 and has spoken to me about his experiences. I feel his fears which still haunt him as he still lives in China. I had known him since 2008.We became very good friends after he had a heart attack on our tour bus in 2012 and I used some unconventional methods to restart his heart which I had learned from an Apache Medicine Man. Also what are the culture dating behaviors of Chinese men? He has been to visit me 4 times but has restrained himself from making any moves toward me but is interested. We are both divorced. We are both seniors at this point. Would so enjoy hearing you on this subject.


  47. I’m a senior in high school and just started reading this book for class. I always get the audiobook if i have to read a book it helps me concentrate on the story. I bought the audiobook on amazon and it is slightly different. I was wondering why that is because its confusing me?


  48. Picked up “Sounds of the River” as a freebee at the Machias Maine library book sale and I can say it certainly was a great bargain! All kidding aside I am a voracious,omnivorous,but discriminating reader and I am loving every minute of this lovely loving history. I am recovering from surgery and it is a great blessing to lose myself in your heroic and gifted life while mine is not so hot. Thank you for the fine fruits of your struggle and joy.


  49. Thank you for you book “Colors of the MOuntain it was great now I’m trying to write a good essay on you and itsx quite hard. because you did a fabulous job at writing this book very


  50. Thank you for you book “Colors of the Mountain it was great now I’m trying to write a good essay on you and it’s quite hard. because you did a fabulous job at writing this book very captivating. and great to learn about what really happened . Excellent book


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