With every misfortune there is a blessing and within every blessing, the seeds of misfortune, and so it goes, until the end of time. China, 1938: Meilin and her four-year-old son, Renshu, flee their burning city as Japanese forces advance. In their perilous journey across the country seeking refuge, they find comfort and wisdom in their most treasured possession - a beautifully illustrated hand scroll, filled with ancient fables.
Years later, separated from his mother by thousands of miles, Renshu now calls himself Henry Dao. His daughter, Lily, is desperate to understand her place in the world, but Henry refuses to share with her the fear and tragedy that mar his past. Spanning continents and generations, Peach Blossom Spring is a bold and moving story of the sacrifices we make to protect our children.