This is a generational story with viewpoints from women in a Chinese and eventually Chinese-Hawaiian family and their experiences with love, war, childhood and children, and poverty and wealth. Historically, the time period of the novel is the 1900s into the 1960s. Key events and twists of fate operate to both define the women and be events to transcend. This could be read for an immigration class or a family studies course.
Wong, C. (2015). Diamond head. NY: HarperCollins Publishers.