Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Peony in Love by Lisa See

I loved Lisa See's novel Snow Flower and the Secret Fan so much that I was anxiously awaiting this new novel. Although I enjoyed the book, it was hard for me to suspend my disbelief enough to accept a protagonist who is a ghost for two-thirds of the novel. I liked the way that the book is based on the story line of an actual opera, The Peony Pavilion, and I enjoyed the love story, but I felt like I was watching that old movie Ghost. Lisa See has a great website with the historical background for this very well researched novel -

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