In The Valley Of The Yangtze Released As An Ebook June 03 2014

Helen Roberts Thomas’s fascinating memoir In The Valley Of The Yangtze: Stories from an American Childhood in China is now available for Kindle readers and other popular ebook formats. It can be purchased at,,, and from most other online ebook vendors.

Helen’s book has been described as “a beautifully written coming-of-age tale set in a world that would change irrevocably when the Communist Party of China seized power in 1949.” The author was born in Shanghai to missionary parents in 1921. She spent her childhood in a vibrant international community in the Yangtze Valley, barely escaping after the Japanese invaded Shanghai in 1937. Her parents’ friends were educators, missionaries, doctors, and high-placed figures in the Chinese government. Helen weaves them all into her often-thrilling stories.