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AnneW has commented on (2) products.

Paper Butterfly (Mei Wang Mysteries) by Diane Liang
Paper Butterfly (Mei Wang Mysteries)

AnneW, November 26, 2010

Three stories in one. Mei Wang, a female investigator based in Beijing, investigates a murder. Satisfying on-the-way to sleep reading. A first person account of Tiananman Square - hope, surprise, regret, fear unedited. No ironic detachment, no thoughtful reflection - evocative reality. Astonishing and fascinating. And the third story, Mei Wang's life in present day in Beijing. Find out who the characters are by what they say, how they navigate bad traffic, and when they lie to their boss. All in 225 pages. Reminds me of Tony Hillerman.
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A Free Life (Vintage International) by Ha Jin
A Free Life (Vintage International)

AnneW, November 26, 2010

Glimpses of a moment in this book come back to me months after reading. Storytelling at its best, covering a lifetime, so satisfying to read. Exceptional.
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