A secret manuscript. Cryptic directions to an ancestral home. An unexpected family reunion. And the awe-inspiring true story of a Chinese woman who bucked the status quo in male-dominated 20th Century China, defying foot binding, arranged marriage, and opposition to the education of women. For decades, this personal memoir lay hidden in a bank vault until a long-lost cousin (Charlene Chu) from America inspired 94-year-old Chinese author Fengxian Chu to unearth it. It is a window into a faraway world, a sweeping epic about China’s tumultuous transformation and a harrowing yet ultimately uplifting story of a woman who survives it all and finally finds peace and tranquility.