Three Souls

Three Souls

Book - 2013
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Leiyin has to make a choice: Should she save her only child or forever relinquish her own afterlife?

Civil war China is fractured by social and political change. Behind the magnificent gates of the Song family estate, however, none of this upheaval has touched Leiyin, a spoiled and idealistic teenager. But when Leiyin meets the captivating left-wing poet Hanchin, she defies her father and learns a harsh reality: that her father has the power to dictate her fate. Leiyin's punishment for disobedience leads to exile from her family, an unwanted marriage and ultimately a lover's betrayal--followedby her untimely death. Now a ghost, Leiyin must make amends to earn entry to the afterlife. But when her young daughter faces a dangerous future, Leiyin has to make a heart-wrenching choice.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Publishers, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781443423908
Branch Call Number: CHA
Characteristics: 434 p. ;,23 cm

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Winnipeg1
Sep 07, 2016

Great on setting, plot & character. Couldn't put it down. The narrator is a young ghost telling her own story. First novel by a Vancouver writer, waiting eagerly for her next one. Highly recommended.

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becker
Feb 21, 2015

A very nice story about a woman who has to make amends in death for mistakes she made in life. This is a well crafted book and enjoyable to read. It would make a good choice for those of you who belong to book clubs.

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mimitabby
Mar 18, 2014

what a great story! very cleverly written book, I could not put it down..

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mimitabby
Mar 18, 2014

I loved this book, cleverly woven tale...recommend!

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nannerl
Dec 27, 2013

This is one of the best novels I've read in 2013. Reminded me a lot of the Chinese classic 'Story of the Stone'.

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