Tumultuous History of China Underscored in New Novel

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Author Priscilla Thomson Jackson’s new book describes early twentieth century China through eyes of foreign couple.

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Priscilla Thomson Jackson channeled her knowledge of medicine and Chinese history in her new historical novel, “A Gryphon Year: American Surgeon in Old Canton” (published by AuthorHouse). Jackson, born in China, has drawn on her father’s and grandfather’s experience as doctors at the Canton Hospital to craft an original story.

James Galt, an American surgeon, and his wife Nell, a Canadian, dare to enter the Chinese border shortly after the Revolution of 1911. James hopes to bring modern medicine to the provinces; Nell hopes to escape with her life.

James will be challenged not only by the rampant disease and illness he encounters, but by the superstition and antiquity that serve as his obstacles. James’ resolve to save others will be tested when the Tartar General is assassinated, and Chinese factions involve James and Nell, seeking their U.S. support. James must now find a way to save Nell and himself.

Jackson’s story mirrors the political unrest still seen today as James finds himself pulled into a violent and political battle.

“A Gryphon Year: American Surgeon in Old Canton”
By Priscilla Thomson Jackson
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 596 pages | ISBN 9781467873123
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 596 pages | ISBN 9781467873130
E-Book | 596 pages | ISBN 9781467873116
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Priscilla Thomson Jackson was born in China. Her father and grandfather were both doctors in Canton. She has been admitted to the Detroit Women Writers, the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference and the Esquire Writers’ Conference. She currently resides in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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