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“Mythical creatures, conversations with the dead, lucky numbers, Confucian virtues, and forbidden love provide the backdrop for Choo’s superb murder mystery. Mining the rich setting of colonial Malaysia, Choo wonderfully combines a Holmes-esque plot with Chinese lore.”—Publisher’s Weekly (starred, boxed review)
“Choo has written a sumptuous garden maze of a novel that immerses readers in a complex, vanished world.” —Kirkus (starred review)
An Oprah.com Book of the Week, NYTimes bestseller, Carnegie Medal nominee, Indie Next List Pick, Barnes & Noble Fall 2013 Discover Great New Writers selection, Indigo Spotlight Pick, Goodreads Choice Award Finalist for Best Fantasy , Glamour Magazine Beach Read, Good Housekeeping Magazine August Book Pick.
Yangsze Choo's debut novel THE GHOST BRIDE is a historical fantasy set in 1890s colonial Malaya and the Chinese world of the dead. August 2013 HarperCollins/Hot Key Books.
Eating and Reading are two of my favourite things which I often do at the same time. Here, you'll find recipes and book reviews, with recommendations about snacks to eat and which novels to pair them with.