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Peony in Love (2007)

by Lisa See

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Peony is the cloistered daughter of a wealthy family is betrothed to a suitor she has never met, these lyrics from The Peony Pavilion mirror her own longings. In the garden of the Chen Family Villa, a small theatrical troupe is performing scenes from this epic opera. Peony attends the production, watching from behind a screen, but catches sight of a handsome man and begins a journey of love and sorrow.… (more)
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Not a Bookclub book, great author
  PatLibrary123 | Aug 9, 2022 |
  nordie | Apr 18, 2022 |
Definitely not what I expected when I started reading this book. It was a little slow at times, but the content was interesting enough to keep me going. Not as engaging as Snow Flower or Shanghai Girls though. ( )
  Monj | Jan 7, 2022 |
Interesting take on the Oriental afterlife ( )
  aldimartino | Nov 24, 2020 |
Interesting take on the Oriental afterlife ( )
  Andy_DiMartino | Nov 24, 2020 |
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For BOB LOOMIS, in celebration of his fifty years at Random House
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Two days before my sixteenth birthday, I woke up so early that my maid was still asleep on the floor at the foot of my bed.
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Peony is the cloistered daughter of a wealthy family is betrothed to a suitor she has never met, these lyrics from The Peony Pavilion mirror her own longings. In the garden of the Chen Family Villa, a small theatrical troupe is performing scenes from this epic opera. Peony attends the production, watching from behind a screen, but catches sight of a handsome man and begins a journey of love and sorrow.

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