Peony in Love

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Bloomsbury, 2007 - 383 pages
45 Reviews
Steeped in traditions and ritual, this story brings to life another time and place - even the intricate realm of the afterworld, with its protocols, pathways, and stages of existence, a vividly imagined place where oneís soul is divided into three, ancestors offer guidance, misdeeds are punished, and hungry ghosts wander the earth. Immersed in the richness and magic of the Chinese vision of the afterlife, transcending even death, 'Peony in love' explores the many manifestations of love. Ultimately, Lisa Seeís novel addresses universal themes - the bonds of friendship, the power of words, and the age-old desire of women to be heard.

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A beautifully written love story. - Goodreads
The writing is stilted, pedantic, choppy, and boring. - Goodreads
The plot does take an unusual turn early in the book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Lcitera - Goodreads

I tremendously enjoy Lisa See books...this one...not so much. Basically a "ghost story" . Historical fiction well researched but when told in "story form" did not make the cut. A weak link in the chain of the author's other very well done books. Read full review

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User Review  - Cecile Fiddler - Goodreads

actually did not finish, lost interest Read full review

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