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The Resource Secret of a thousand beauties, Mingmei Yip, (electronic resource)

Secret of a thousand beauties, Mingmei Yip, (electronic resource)

Label
Secret of a thousand beauties
Title
Secret of a thousand beauties
Statement of responsibility
Mingmei Yip
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set against the vibrant and intrigue-laden backdrop of 1930s China, Mingmei Yip's enthralling novel explores one woman's defiant pursuit of independence. Spring Swallow was promised in marriage while still in her mother's belly. When the groom dies before a wedding can take place, seventeen-year-old Spring Swallow is ordered to become a ghost bride to appease his spirit. Under her in-laws' protection, she will be little more than a servant, unable to know real love or bear children. Refusing to accept her fate as a "bad-luck woman," Spring Swallow flees on her wedding day. In the city of Soochow, Spring Swallow joins a community of renowned embroiderers. The women work for Aunty Peony, whose exquisite stitching once earned her the Emperor's love. But when Aunty Peony agrees to replicate a famous painting--a lucrative assignment that will take a year to complete--betrayal and jealousy emerges within the group. Spring Swallow becomes entangled in each woman's story of heartbreak, even while she embarks on a dangerous affair with a young revolutionary. On a journey that leads from the remote hillsides around Soochow to cosmopolitan Peking, Spring Swallow draws on the secret techniques learned from Aunty Peony and her own indomitable strength, determined to forge a life that is truly her own
Summary
"Spring Swallow was promised in marriage while still in her mother's belly. When the groom dies before a wedding can take place, seventeen-year-old Spring Swallow is ordered to become a ghost bride to appease his spirit. Under her in-laws' protection, she will be little more than a servant, unable to know real love or bear children. Refusing to accept her fate as a "bad-luck woman", Spring Swallow flees on her wedding day. In the city of Soochow, Spring Swallow joins a community of renowned embroiderers.The women work for Aunty Peony, whose exquisite stitching once earned her the Emperor's love. But when Aunty Peony agrees to replicate a famous painting -- a lucrative assignment that will take a year to complete -- betrayal and jealousy emerge within the group. Spring Swallow becomes entangled in each woman's story of heartbreak, even while she embarks on a dangerous affair with a young revolutionary. On a journey that leads from the remote hillsides around Soochow to cosmopolitan Peking, Spring Swallowdraws on the secret techniques learned from Aunty Peony and her own indomitable strength, determined to forge a life that is truly her own"--Back cover
Storyline
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10390010
Cataloging source
RECBK
Characteristic
document
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Secret of a thousand beauties, Mingmei Yip, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D9D76140-2D6F-4E9D-A2C2-EE08B9A67920
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781617733222
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00375661
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D9D76140-2D6F-4E9D-A2C2-EE08B9A67920
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o883373412
  • (OCoLC)883373412
Label
Secret of a thousand beauties, Mingmei Yip, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D9D76140-2D6F-4E9D-A2C2-EE08B9A67920
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781617733222
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00375661
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D9D76140-2D6F-4E9D-A2C2-EE08B9A67920
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o883373412
  • (OCoLC)883373412

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