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Paper Wife: A Novel

Paper Wife: A Novel

Написано Laila Ibrahim

Озвучено Nancy Wu


Paper Wife: A Novel

Написано Laila Ibrahim

Озвучено Nancy Wu

оценки:
4.5/5 (216 оценки)
Длина:
9 hours
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Издано:
Oct 30, 2018
ISBN:
9781978637573
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Описание

From the bestselling author of Yellow Crocus comes a heart-wrenching story about finding strength in a new world.

Southern China, 1923. Desperate to secure her future, Mei Ling's parents arrange a marriage to a widower in California. To enter the country, she must pretend to be her husband's first wife—a paper wife.

On the perilous voyage, Mei Ling takes an orphan girl named Siew under her wing. Dreams of a better life in America give Mei Ling the strength to endure the treacherous journey and detainment on Angel Island. But when she finally reaches San Francisco, she's met with a surprise. Her husband, Chinn Kai Li, is a houseboy, not the successful merchant he led her to believe.

Mei Ling is penniless, pregnant, and bound to a man she doesn't know. Her fragile marriage is tested further when she discovers that Siew will likely be forced into prostitution. Desperate to rescue Siew, she must convince her husband that an orphan's life is worth fighting for. Can Mei Ling find a way to make a real family—even if it's built on a paper foundation?

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Издано:
Oct 30, 2018
ISBN:
9781978637573
Формат:
Аудиокнига

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  • (5/5)
    I have loved all of her books. I listen and crochet the evening away.
  • (4/5)
    Beautifully narrated! Lovely, happy story of love and family with an interesting historical context.
  • (5/5)
    This was a fantastic book!!! I'm so glad I read it.
  • (4/5)
    I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book and learning about a different culture and a glimpse of what it is like to come to a new country and start a new life full of Uncertainty. Paper wife had me captivated until the end
  • (5/5)
    Enjoyed every bit! The narrators voice is very soothing and captures the personality of the woman in the story.
  • (5/5)
    I loved everything about this book! The story drew me in from the beginning. Although there were some disturbing parts in this book the story itself was so uplifting and delightful. I kept expecting heavy outcomes but each twist left me feeling joyful! Refreshing book!
  • (4/5)
    Book full of emotions. I enjoyed the main character, who was complex, and seemed real, among other things due to concerns she had, that weren't there for the sake of a story, but to show the true mind of a person being in strange land, among unknown people.
    Mayleen was hesitant and careful, even when she met people that would become her closest friends. She was quick to rage but also full of gratitude and love. I will miss this character.
  • (5/5)
    Fantastic book that gives the reader a real glimpse into Chinese culture, society and spiritually. Told through the eyes of a woman, the reader experiences the gender power disparity of 1920s China and all of the hardships and sacrifices that befell women then. The narration wasn't an immediate hit with me but after an hour, I grew to really enjoy the narration style, it suited the book and characters very well. Highly recommended
  • (5/5)
    Great and beautiful story. Truly enjoyed and highly recommend it.
  • (5/5)
    This was very easy listening, I enjoyed listening to it while I was sewing;)
  • (5/5)
    great historic novel, well done , will look for more
  • (5/5)
    I really enjoyed this book. It has a unique storyline and point of view. I have not read any books before from the perspective of a Chinese immigrant woman. There was a plot twist that I did not see coming at the end but that was very satisfying. I have put two other books from this Author on my list to read/listen.
  • (3/5)
    I skipped ahead to the end around chapter 24. Too slow. I was interested what happened to the main character’s family in China but they seemed to have completely disappeared from the strong storyline start. I also didn’t care for the nasal mumbling throughout the book.
  • (5/5)
    Beautifully written and narrated. Such courage and determination in the face of adversity. Though it is only fiction it gives a good glimpse into the lives of immigrants in the early 20th century in US.