By Charles McCarry
With ferocious suspense, masterful pacing, and a penetrating perception into the blood-soaked spectacle of twentieth century Europe, McCarry offers a haunting parable of a guy faced with the ghosts of a complete generation's brutal historical past.
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Lily is haunted through memories–of who she as soon as was once, and of somebody, long past, who outlined her lifestyles. She has not anything yet time now, as she recounts the story of Snow Flower, and asks the gods for forgiveness.
In nineteenth-century China, whilst better halves and daughters have been foot-bound and lived in virtually overall seclusion, the ladies in a single distant Hunan county built their very own mystery code for communique: nu shu (“women’s writing”). a few ladies have been paired with laotongs, “old sames,” in emotional fits that lasted all through their lives. They painted letters on fanatics, embroidered messages on handkerchiefs, and composed tales, thereby attaining out in their isolation to proportion their hopes, goals, and accomplishments.
With the coming of a silk fan on which Snow Flower has composed for Lily a poem of creation in nu shu, their friendship is sealed and so they turn into “old sames” on the delicate age of 7. because the years cross, via famine and uprising, they replicate upon their prepared marriages, loneliness, and the thrill and tragedies of motherhood. the 2 locate solace, constructing a bond that retains their spirits alive. but if a false impression arises, their lifelong friendship abruptly threatens to rip apart.
Snow Flower and the key Fan is a brilliantly practical trip again to an period of chinese language historical past that's as deeply relocating because it is sorrowful. With the interval aspect and deep resonance of Memoirs of a Geisha, this lyrical and emotionally charged novel delves into probably the most mysterious of human relationships: woman friendship.
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There's fact in paintings. however the fact can kill.
Young archaeologist Finn Ryan is laboring for a London public sale condo whilst she will get a few not likely good fortune. besides the good-looking younger nobleman Billy Pilgrim, she's inherited a home in Amsterdam, a shipment send off Borneo South Pacific, and what seems to be a faux Rembrandt.
But the pretend hides a true Rembrandt portrait, which in flip hides a clue to a centuries-old secret. Finn and Billy aren't the single ones who recognize what's at stake-and what's ready to be came upon on the backside of the South Pacific. Pursued worldwide by means of ruthless adversaries, Finn and Billy are thrown into the quest for a forgotten treasure that may switch their lives forever-or finish their lives in an instant.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: 2001-07-03
Number of Pages: 784
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"AS exciting AS SARUM AND RUTHERFURD'S different SWEEPING NOVEL OF BRITISH background, LONDON. "
–The Boston Globe
"Engaging . . . A sprawling tome that mixes truth with fiction and covers 900 years within the historical past of recent woodland, a 100,000-acre forest in southern England . . . Rutherfurd sketches the histories of six fictional households, starting from aristocrats to peasants, who've lived within the woodland for generations. . . . however the actual luck is in how Rutherfurd paints his photograph of the wooded enclave with photos of treachery and violence, in addition to magic and sweetness. "
–The long island Post
"THE wooded area IS MICHENER instructed WITH AN ENGLISH accessory. "
–St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"TALES of affection AND HONOR, DECEIT AND VIOLENCE, INHERITANCE AND LOSS. "
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Author identify: Edward Rutherfurd
Author Description: Francis Edward Wintle, most sensible identified less than his pen identify Edward Rutherfurd, was once born within the cathedral urban of Salisbury. proficient in the neighborhood, and on the universities of Cambridge, and Stanford, California, he labored in political learn, bookselling and publishing. After a number of makes an attempt to put in writing books and performs, he ultimately deserted his profession within the ebook exchange in 1983, and back to his youth domestic to jot down SARUM, a ancient novel with a ten-thousand 12 months tale, set within the quarter round the historic monument of Stonehenge, and Salisbury. 4 years later, whilst the e-book used to be released, it grew to become an immediate foreign bestseller, final 23 weeks at the long island instances Bestseller record. in view that then he has written 5 extra bestsellers: RUSSKA, a unique of Russia; LONDON; THE woodland, set in England's New wooded area which lies within sight Sarum, and novels which disguise the tale of eire from the time previous to Saint Patrick to the 20 th century. His books were translated into twenty languages.
Edward has lived in London, big apple, New Hampshire and eire. He presently divides his time among New England and Europe. He has children.
Edward Rutherfurd is a existence Member of the chums of Salisbury Cathedral, the Salisbury Civic Society, and the chums of Chawton residence, that's situated in Jane Austen's village and devoted to the research of ladies writers. he's additionally a consumer of the nationwide Theatre of eire (the Abbey Theatre) in Dublin.
In 2005, town of Salisbury venerated his companies to town by way of naming one of many streets top off its medieval industry position 'Rutherfurd Walk'.
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Lev Davidovich would never know if the twelve days during which they remained stranded in that spot in the middle of nowhere were due to the delays in the diplomatic consultations or if it was only because of the most devastating snowstorm he’d ever seen, capable of lowering the thermometers to forty degrees below zero. Covered with all of the coats, hats, and blankets at their disposal, they received Seriozha and Anya, who traveled without the children, who were still too little to be exposed to those temperatures.
But soon Caridad would feel that those places had an excess of that which she wasn’t seeking (men willing to inebriate her to throw her in bed) and something, still undefined, was lacking, something capable of motivating her and reconciling her with her own soul. Then that fine woman, surrounded by luxury and comfort from birth, educated by nuns, an expert rider of Arabian h orses, married to that owner of factories who was, by his very nature, removed from the feelings of men who worked for their wealth, removed her jewels and attractive clothing and descended in search of the shadiest corners of the city.
He felt that, at that exact moment, his exile was beginning—true, complete, without any support. Aside from his family and a very few friends who had reiterated their solidarity, he was a man who was overwhelmingly alone. His only useful allies for a battle like the one he had to initiate (how? ) were still confined in work camps or had already given in, but all of them remained within the borders of the Soviet Union, and his relationship with them was snuffed out by distance, repression, and fear.