After an illicit glimpse of a handsome stranger, the daughter of a prosperous Chinese scholar learns about love and family from an unusual perspective.
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Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
At the end of the Ch'ing dynasty in 19th century China, concubine Orchid utilizes all of her resources from intellect to seduction to intrigue to gain and then maintain power in the Forbidden City.
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Caught in a love story literally swept up by time, artist Clare and accidental time traveler Henry's passionate relationship defies convention.
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
The lives of three courageous women -- a grandmother, a mother, and a daughter -- and their relationships to each other unfold in this epic, multi-generational memoir set in brutal 20th century China.
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