Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year on January 23rd by reading a novel set in China.  Here are some suggestions:

The last empress / Anchee Min

The last empress / Anchee Min

Follows the last empress of China, as Empress Orchid copes with tragic personal losses as she struggles to save her crumbling empire.

The good earth / Pearl S. Buck

The good earth / Pearl S. Buck

A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature to become a wealthy landowner.

DVD

Downloadable audio book

Sons of heaven : a novel / Terrence Cheng

Sons of heaven : a novel / Terrence Cheng

A compelling historical novel set in China in 1989 follows three characters--a dissident, his ideologically opposed brother who has been sent to apprehend him, and Deng Ziaoping, the Chinese leader behind the shocking events at Tiananmen Square.

Dragon games / Stephen Mertz

Dragon games / Stephen Mertz

A security officer at the Beijing Olympics has assembled a paramilitary strike force that is about ready to unleash a bloodbath in the action packed thriller.

Snow flower and the secret fan : a novel / Lisa See

Snow flower and the secret fan : a novel / Lisa See

A story of friendship set in nineteenth-century China follows an elderly woman and her companion as they communicate their hopes, dreams, joys, and tragedies through a unique secret language.

Digital book

DVD

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