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Echo From the Past - Full Box

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Enjoy the August 2022 Adult box featuring a stunning, exclusive edition of The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by bestselling author, Jamie Ford plus four stunning, high-quality gifts to bring this powerful and emotional novel to life!

Our beautiful, exclusive edition of this novel features a stunning custom dust jacket, beautiful stenciled edges, foiling on a fabric hard case, custom end papers, and a printed, digital signature from Jamie Ford inside the book.

Note: This box was oversized (weighing almost 9 pounds!) It will be shipped in a plain, cardboard box with our branded OUABC tape sealing it. It will not ship in our standard pink book box.

How It Works!
  1. Start reading your monthly book! Each box includes an exciting new read and your experience begins the moment you turn to page one.
  2. As you read, you'll find "Open Your Gift" sticky notes! Unwrap the gift with the matching page number and experience the book coming to life before your eyes!
  3. Chat about your reading experience with readers around the globe! Our private Facebook group is the perfect place to meet dedicated readers like you!

About the Book

Dorothy Moy breaks her own heart for a living.

As Washington’s former poet laureate, that’s how she describes channeling her dissociative episodes and mental health struggles into her art. But when her five-year-old daughter exhibits similar behavior and begins remembering things from the lives of their ancestors, Dorothy believes the past has truly come to haunt her. Fearing that her child is predestined to endure the same debilitating depression that has marked her own life, Dorothy seeks radical help.

Through an experimental treatment designed to mitigate inherited trauma, Dorothy intimately connects with past generations of women in her family: Faye Moy, a nurse in China serving with the Flying Tigers; Zoe Moy, a student in England at a famous school with no rules; Lai King Moy, a girl quarantined in San Francisco during a plague epidemic; Greta Moy, a tech executive with a unique dating app; and Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman to set foot in America.

As painful recollections affect her present life, Dorothy discovers that trauma isn’t the only thing she’s inherited. A stranger is searching for her in each time period. A stranger who’s loved her through all of her genetic memories. Dorothy endeavors to break the cycle of pain and abandonment, to finally find peace for her daughter, and gain the love that has long been waiting, knowing she may pay the ultimate price.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews
Worth it!

Book was complex but easy to follow and has a character list in front of book. I was completely drawn in by the story! Gifts were very nice and worth the price! Would highly recommend!

Must Read

The gifts were great, but the story? OMG! trying to fit everything together was the best part. Makes you truly think....

Book was slow, gifts were good

Personally, I am not a fan of the book, super slow and was boring for me. OUABC did a nice job with the gifts for this book.


Bought this for a gift. The recipient loved it and can’t wait to read the book. I took a sneak peak at the gifts and they look cute.


Amazing book and amazing gifts

Book Clubber Testimonials


I love Once Upon a Book Club. Each month offers a book with a collection of gifts that bring the words on the pages to life. My collection is growing and I even had to purchased new book shelves. I love the boxes!

Mitzi V.
Lake Charles, LA

Once Upon a Book Club is a reader’s delight. The concept of this book box is so unique, it combines your love of reading with the joy opening presents.

Darrie D.
Oceanside, NY

The gifts truly bring the story to life and perfectly match what’s happening in the story. For example-the main character might have gotten a bracelet from her best friend in the story. And then you get that bracelet as a gift! It’s so fun because it’s an immersive experience.

Monique B.
Elmhurst, IL

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