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“Chen has made his public appearances into performance art.”
—The Washington Post

“A remarkable man with a remarkable story.”
—James M. Montoya, Vice President, College Board, about Da Chen as the 2009 six regional forums keynote speaker

“I did not anticipate the level of enthusiasm that would greet his words.”
—Marie Bacigalup, Director of Humanities, Queens High Schools Office

“Blew our minds away.”
—Angela Chou, VP of Public Relations, The College of New Jersey

“Extraordinarily popular with students.”
—Mary Benner, Director of Academic Affairs, Oklahoma City University

Not just once but A REPEAT Common Reader selection!

  • 2007, North Carolina State University — Colors of the Mountain by Da Chen
  • 2008, North Carolina State University — Sounds of the River by Da Chen
  • 2008, Oklahoma City University — Colors of the Mountain
  • 2009, Oklahoma City University — Sounds of the River
  • 2008, Belmont Abbey — Colors of the Mountain
  • 2009, Belmont Abbey — Colors of the Mountain

Colors of the MountainCOLORS OF THE MOUNTAIN
Category: Nonfiction – Memoir
Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72060-1

Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Booklist Starred & Boxed Review

New England Bookseller Association Discovery title
BookSense ’76 selection
Borders Original Voice selection
Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick

A Common Reader Program selection at:
Vassar College
North Carolina State University
Oklahoma City University
University of Vermont
Waldorf College
Florida Southern College
Spring Hills College
Belmont Abbey College

More About This Book | Teacher’s Guide | Reader’s Guide | To order an Exam Copy of the book for $3

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Sounds of the RiverSOUNDS OF THE RIVER: A YOUNG MAN’S UNIVERSITY DAYS IN BEIJING
Category: Nonfiction – Memoir
Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Price: $14.95
ISBN-13: 978-0060958725

More About This Book

Booklist Starred Review
Kirkus Starred Review

A Common Reader Program selection at:
Seton Hall University
Stony Brook University, State University of New York
State University of New York at New Paltz
State University of Georgia, Kennesaw
North Carolina State University
Oklahoma City University

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BrothersBROTHERS
Category: Fiction – Literary
Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9729-6

2007 Quill Awards finalist
Washington Post Best Fiction of 2006
San Francisco Chronicle Notable Work of 2006
Miami Herald Notable Book of 2006
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

More About This Book | Reader’s Guide
To order an Exam Copy of the book for $3

More Praises:

“Every student I talked with was spellbound by your story.”
—Ralph J. Rascati, Dean of University College, Kennesaw State University

“Laughter, applause and sighs littered the auditorium…we were moved by Mr. Chen’s experiences and his ways of describing them.”
—Jennifer A. Serena, Arts & Letters benefit at The New York Historical Society

“Really amazing.”
—Emily Dimmitt, Freshman, Oklahoma City University

“One of the best lecures I’ve ever had.”
—Clint Keller, Freshman, Oklahoma City University

Da Chen grew up in Communist China during the Cultural Revolution. He arrived in America at the age of 23 with $30 in his pocket, a bamboo flute, and a heart filled with hope, and attended Columbia University School of Law on a full scholarship. Upon graduating, he worked for the Wall Street investment banking firm of Rothschilds, Inc.

Da has been featured in Newsweek, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Time Asia, NPR, CNN International, The Diane Rehm Show, CSPAN Book TV, and Fox News Channel. His books are translated into eleven languages and are frequently chosen as common reader selections among American universities, and used as textbooks by schools such as Yale, Vassar, Wellesley, the Culinary Institute of America, the United Nations-affiliated Vienna International School, and in many high schools and middle schools.

A 2007 Quill Awards finalist for Brothers in the general fiction category, Da is also the recipient of the 2007 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature by the American Librarians Association, and the 2007 Rip Van Winkle Award for outstanding contributions to Children’s Literature by the New York Library Association.

For more information or help in receiving an exam copy of these books, please visit www.dachen.org or email Da at chenauthor@aol.com.

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Ordering Info for Schools & Libraries as well as Secondary & Post-Secondary Educators

BROTHERS: Trade Paperback | Hardcover
CHINA’S SON: Trade Paperback
COLORS OF THE MOUNTAIN: Trade Paperback

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