The Ginger Tree (Paperback)

By Oswald Wynd

Harper Perennial, 9780060959678, 336pp.

Publication Date: May 28, 2002



In 1903, a young Scotswoman named Mary Mackenzie sets sail for China to marry her betrothed, a military attache in Peking. But soon after her arrival, Mary falls into an adulterous affair with a young Japanese nobleman, scandalizing the British community. Casting her out of the European community, her compatriots tear her away from her small daughter. A woman abandoned and alone, Mary learns to survive over forty tumultuous years in Asia, including two world wars and the cataclysmic Tokyo earthquake of 1923.

Praise For The Ginger Tree

-New York Times

--- The Spectator (London)

"Ripping Yarn"
--- Daily Record (Scotland)

“One of the few contemporary novels to show Japan as it was and is.”
-—Japan Times