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Peony in Love

A Novel

by Lisa See

  • 207 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading

Published by Random House .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American Historical Fiction,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • General,
  • Fiction / General,
  • Historical - General,
  • China,
  • Historical fiction,
  • Opera,
  • Women

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8363799M
    ISBN 10140006466X
    ISBN 109781400064663

    Peony in Love shows the strength of women and women’s companionship, but in what ways does it also show the dark shadow side of women whether in the women’s chambers, between a mother and daughter, between wives, or even between friends? The novel looks at the Chinese veneration of ancestors as well as the desire to have sons. The novel follows Peony, a Chinese bondmaid of the prominent Jewish family of Ezra ben Israel's, and shows through her eyes how the Jewish community was regarded in Kaifeng at a time when most of the Jews had come to think of themselves as Chinese. The novel contains a hidden love and shows the importance of duty, along with the challenges of : Pearl S. Buck.

      Peony in Love A Novel (Book): See, Lisa: I finally understand what the poets have written. In spring, moved to passion; in autumn only regret. For young Peony, betrothed to a suitor she has never met, these lyrics from The Peony Pavilion mirror her own longings. In the garden of the Chen Family Villa, amid the scent of ginger, green tea, and jasmine, a small . SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of Peony In Love by Lisa See. Peony in Love is a work of historical fiction by [ ].

    Book is in Like New / near Mint Condition. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Text will be unmarked and pages crisp. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. PEONY IN LOVE - A NOVEL By Lisa See **Mint Condition**.   Peony in Love (Book): See, Lisa: Random House, Inc.“I finally understand what the poets have written. In spring, moved to passion; in autumn only regret.”For young Peony, betrothed to a suitor she has never met, these lyrics from The Peony Pavilion mirror her own longings. In the garden of the Chen Family Villa, amid the scent of ginger, green tea, and .


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3 out of 5 stars to Lisa See's Peony in Love, a historical fiction book released in by Random House set in 17th century China. Why This Book I found it sitting on a bookshelf in my condo's laundry room.

I read the jacket description, which sounded like a beautiful tale of love, emotions and a little bit of history/5. The book "Peony in Love" was a great spiritual adventure in the Japanese culture. It centers around the opera "The Peony Pavilion." This opera has a haunting effect on young girls, who long for true love in their arranged marriages.4/5().

Immersed in the richness and magic of the Chinese vision of the afterlife, transcending even death, Peony in Love explores, beautifully, the many manifestations of love. Ultimately, Lisa See’s new novel addresses universal themes: the bonds of friendship, the power of words, and the age-old desire of women to be heard/5().

After reading the book, "Snow Flower and the secret Fan" by Lisa See, I wanted to read another book in that vein. The book "Peony in Love" was a great spiritual adventure in the Japanese culture. It centers around the opera "The Peony Pavilion." This opera has a haunting effect on young girls, who long for true love in their arranged marriages.4/5().

“Engrossing [a] thought-provoking meditation on what it means to be human.” People (Critic’s Choice) “There are grand and stately themes here—the transcendence of love, the silenced voices of women, the subversive power of art Peony in Love is a transporting read, to lost worlds earthly and otherwise.” The Chicago Tribune “A quietly beautiful tale that sneaks into.

Peony In Love hits all the right notes to be a popular book for 21st century female readers, especially book club members. In fact, it's an absolute shoo-in for book clubs, replete as it is with talking points that explore love, loss and redemption, and plentiful details about ancient Chinese rituals and beliefs, Peony in Love book of which live on into modern times (such as the Peony in Love book that ghosts.

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Peony in Love made me look intently at my relationships with my husband and with the most important women in my life: my daughter and mother. I enjoyed every minute reading this book, but most importantly, the book gave me insight into my own life.5/5(5).

A: I think of Peony in Love as a kind of reverse mirror image of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. Snow Flower takes place in rural Chinese villages in the 19th century and was about poor, uneducated, bound-footed women, who lived in seclusion and longed to be heard. Peony in Love takes place in a thriving city in the 17th century.

These women. About Peony in Love. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A complex period tapestry inscribed with the age-old tragedy of love and death.”—The New York Times Book Review “I finally understand what the poets have written. In. Book Review. Today’s Paper “Peony in Love,” is — for the reader willing to venture a crucial suspension of disbelief — a complex period Author: Sven Birkerts.

About the Book Peony in Love: A Novel. by Lisa See. I finally understand what the poets have written. In spring, moved to passion; in autumn only regret.

For young Peony, betrothed to a suitor she has never met, the lyrics from The Peony Pavilion mirror her own longings. In the garden of the Chen Family Villa, amidst the scents of ginger, green.

Peony in Love A Novel (Book): See, Lisa: "finally understand what the poets have written. In spring, moved to passion; in autumn, only regret." For young Peony, betrothed to a suitor she has never met, these lyrics from The Peony Pavilion mirror her own longings.

In the garden of the Chen Family Villa, amid the scent of ginger, green tea, and jasmine, a small. peony in love Download peony in love or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

Click Download or Read Online button to get peony in love book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Peony is a year-old girl in Manchu China who falls in love with the opera The Peony Pavilion, a love story in which the ghost of a girl is brought back to life by the man she ’s father hosts a production of the opera (which Peony assumes is for her, rather than to impress the powerful men that her father has visiting), and Peony meets a young man three.

Peony in Love: A Novel - Ebook written by Lisa See. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Peony in Love: A Novel/5(). PEONY IN LOVE is the latest novel by bestselling author Lisa See.

Her previous book, SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN, is still riding the bestseller lists and continues to be a book club favorite. I approached PEONY IN LOVE with trepidation, as I often do when faced with a new work by an author whose last book is still on my current favorites list. In her beloved New York Times best sellers Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and, most recently, Shanghai Girls, Lisa See has brilliantly illuminated the potent bonds of mother love, romantic love, and love ofin her most powerful novel yet, she returns to these timeless themes, continuing the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and.

Peony in Love will make you ache in heart and mind for young Peony and all the women of the world who want to be heard. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lisa See's Shanghai Girls. Praise for Peony in Love. So begins Peony’s unforgettable journey of love and destiny, desire and sorrow, the living world and the afterworld.

Eventually expelled from all she’s known, Peony is thrust into a realm where hungry ghosts wander the earth, written words have the power to hurt and kill, and dreams are as vivid as waking life.4/5(93).

When a book club member suggested See's novel, Peony in Love, I winced just a little. This time the author sets her story in 17th century China. Embedded amongst all the feet, the I discovered a love story like no other I have ever read/5(78).Peony is the first book I have read by Pearl S.

Buck and it will not be the last. I plan to now move to her most famous work The Good Earth. Peony tells the story of a Jewish family living in China around and weaves deftly personal and cultural conflicts with serviceable and comfortable prose. The plot has twists and resists a pat ending.Book Reviews Peony in Love, is—for the reader willing to venture a crucial suspension of disbelief—a complex period tapestry inscribed with the age-old tragedy of love and death and bordered round with vignettes from Chinese metaphysics, dynastic history and the intimate chamber tales of women s friendship and rivalry.

See is gifted with a lucid, graceful style and .