Peony in Love

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Random House/New York, 2007 - 383 pages
37 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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User Review  - Jeanne - Goodreads

Peony in Love is the story of a woman writer from 16th Century China. Raised in an upper class family. She watches a play, falls into forbidden love, then telling the rest would be spoilers. The ... Read full review

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