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Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine’s Book Club Pick, NYTimes and Publishers Weekly Bestseller, Amazon’s Spotlight Pick for Best Book of the Month, Book of the Month Club, Starred Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, and Booklist reviews.
“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.
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.