The Gift of Rain - Tan Twan Eng - A Short Summary and Review

A short summary of The Gift of Rain:

Phillip's WWII challenges in Penang.

My favorite Tan Twan Eng quote from the book:

"To have memories, happy or sorrowful is a blessing, for it shows we have lived our lives without reservation."

Questions to ponder while reading The Gift of Rain:

What choices would you have made?

Could you have avoided becoming bitter?

My thoughts about The Gift of Rain:

WWII was a really, REALLY crappy point in time.

Who knows how they would behave?

Can you love your enemy?


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