About the Book
Sixteen years after the Gold Rush, California underwent a social and cultural transformation with the influx of Chinese workers to build the transcontinental railroad. They filled the ranks of the Anglo-Americans. Together they risked everything battling the elements in the high Sierra while laying track and digging
China Grade is the story of two Chinese brothers and a Cornish family searching for a better tomorrow. Their
lives, hopes, and dreams cross paths in unexpected ways. This novel is an insightful historical account wrapped around a love story.
It breathes life into the people who built the Overland Route as it delves into the motivations and challenges they faced — physical and cultural — working for the Central Pacific Railroad.