The Magpie Bridge

by Liu Hong | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0747265100 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingApoloniaXwing of Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on 8/29/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by wingApoloniaXwing from Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on Saturday, August 29, 2009
Synopsis
When Chinese student Jiao Mei is woken from her sleep in her Hampstead bedroom by what appears to be the ghost of her grandmother, she dismisses the encounter as a vivid dream. But when these night-time visitations persist, and she begins to experience cravings for spicy Chinese food, and morning sickness, she comes to accept that she is being haunted and that what the ghost is telling her - that she is pregnant by her Western boyfriend - is true. Tie Mei, her grandmother, fears for her reputation, and urges Jiao Mei to abandon her London life to return to China. But Tie Mei has other business in London, old scores to settle from her past, which will shock Jiao Mei into confronting the complex nature of her own cultural heritage, and unlock secrets which have haunted her family for generations.

Journal Entry 2 by wingApoloniaXwing at Contemporary Asian Literature, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Monday, November 16, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (11/17/2009 UTC) at Contemporary Asian Literature, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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This book was part of the Contemporary Asian Literature VBB and is travelling to jumpingin now (surface mail).
Happy reading!

Journal Entry 3 by wingjumpinginwing from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Friday, December 04, 2009
The book has arrived safely--and quickly! Thank you very much.

Journal Entry 4 by wingjumpinginwing at North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Although I enjoyed this book, I was not quite sure what happened at the end. But then, given the mystical nature of the story, maybe I wasn't supposed to be sure. :)

Annimanni has chosen this book from the East Asian VBB. I will be sending it to her within the next few days.

Journal Entry 5 by wingjumpinginwing at North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (9/1/2010 UTC) at North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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Now on its way to Annimanni by surface mail.

Journal Entry 6 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, October 18, 2010
Thank you very much, Susan! The book arrived today :)

Journal Entry 7 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, January 31, 2012
This was a beautiful book, thank you for sharing!

Next off to Chania, who picked this from the 1st sentence VBB running on the Finnish forum, based on this:

"I'm coming, Jiaojiao, your scent alone guides me."

Journal Entry 8 by Chania at Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Friday, February 03, 2012
Oh, looks wonderful! This was a lovely surprise, can't wait to read this!

Journal Entry 9 by Chania at Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Thursday, April 03, 2014
A lovely book! It took a while from me to get into this story, but soon I found it captivating and couldn't put it down.

Journal Entry 10 by Chania at Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Sunday, May 11, 2014
Sending to TiiMa next, enjoy!

Journal Entry 11 by TiiMa at Järvenpää, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Thank you Chania for offering and sending this book! It's already here.

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