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Sky Burial : An Epic Love Story of Tibet
by Xinran Xue | Other
Registered by wingthegoaliegirlwing of Vancouver, Washington USA on 10/27/2014
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Harobed82): to be read


6 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingthegoaliegirlwing from Vancouver, Washington USA on Monday, October 27, 2014

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Thank you for finding this book and welcome to bookcrossing! Bookcrossing is a wonderful place to share your love of reading with people all over the world. If you decide to register instead of remaining anonymous, when someone else journals this book you will get an e-mail notification. It is a lot of fun to follow the travels of a book that passed through your hands. Again, welcome to bookcrossing! 


Journal Entry 2 by wingPiikuwing at Parainen, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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Thank you thegoaliegirl for this birthday surprise! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingPiikuwing at Parainen, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Tuesday, April 07, 2015

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A beautiful story of love, hope and determination. Every now and then I had to remind myself that this is not just a well written novel, but a true story.

sakirmo will probably get this book in the recycling meetup in May. 


Journal Entry 4 by wingsakirmowing at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Sunday, May 10, 2015

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The book is here, many thanks!!

"It was 1994 when Xinran, a journalist and the internationally acclaimed author of The Good Women of China, received a telephone call asking her to travel four hours to meet a woman who had just crossed the border from Tibet into China.

Xinran made the trip and met the woman, called Shu Wen, who recounted the story of her thirty-year odyssey in the vast landscape of Tibet. In Sky Burial, Xinran has re-created Shu Wen’s journey, painting an extraordinary portrait of a woman and a land, each at the mercy of fate and politics. It is an unforgettable, ultimately uplifting tale of love, loss, loyalty, and survival."

** varattu Soozreaderille Muu maa mansikka -pussin kautta 


Journal Entry 5 by wingsakirmowing at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (12/30/2015 UTC) at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland

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It's a beautifully written book indeed, but actually more about a trip through Tibet a few decades ago than any actual love story - perhaps better described as one woman's obsession to find out what really happened to her husband. I have my doubts about how much of a true story this really is, and even more about the motive of Chinese troops going to Tibet as is portrayed in this book (only to help and protect them? hmmmm...) but I'm not deeply enough informed about the China/Tibet issue to say anything more about that! In any case, it's an enjoyable read and certainly not 'epic' in size - 160+ pages

Travelling to Soozreader next 


Journal Entry 6 by wingSoozreaderwing at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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Thank you very much for this book that had arrived during my holidays!:) 


Journal Entry 7 by wingSoozreaderwing at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Sunday, March 18, 2018

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Well-written, beautiful story full of sorrow.  


Journal Entry 8 by wingSoozreaderwing at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Monday, March 19, 2018

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Released 6 mos ago (3/19/2018 UTC) at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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The book is on its way to the next reader as a part of the wishlist tag game. Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 9 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, March 22, 2018

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My second Xinran book. Thanks very much for sending it to me.  


Journal Entry 10 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, April 09, 2018

9 out of 10

I really like the way Xinran writes about the women who told her their stories. I enjoyed finding out more about Tibetan ritual.  


Journal Entry 11 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Celestial Sweeps, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Saturday, May 26, 2018

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Released 3 mos ago (5/29/2018 UTC) at Celestial Sweeps, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Going to the winner. 


Journal Entry 12 by Harobed82 at Pornichet, Pays de la Loire France on Wednesday, June 06, 2018

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Thank you for the book, BC labels, postcard and letter! :) 


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