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The Resource Secret of a thousand beauties, Mingmei Yip

Secret of a thousand beauties, Mingmei Yip

Label
Secret of a thousand beauties
Title
Secret of a thousand beauties
Statement of responsibility
Mingmei Yip
Title variation
Secret of 1,000 beauties
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Spring Swallow was promised in marriage while still in her mother's belly. When the groom dies before a wedding can take place, seventeen-year-old Spring Swallow is ordered to become a ghost bride to appease his spirit. Under her in-laws' protection, she will be little more than a servant, unable to know real love or bear children. Refusing to accept her fate as a "bad-luck woman", Spring Swallow flees on her wedding day. In the city of Soochow, Spring Swallow joins a community of renowned embroiderers. The women work for Aunty Peony, whose exquisite stitching once earned her the Emperor's love. But when Aunty Peony agrees to replicate a famous painting -- a lucrative assignment that will take a year to complete -- betrayal and jealousy emerge within the group. Spring Swallow becomes entangled in each woman's story of heartbreak, even while she embarks on a dangerous affair with a young revolutionary. On a journey that leads from the remote hillsides around Soochow to cosmopolitan Peking, Spring Swallow draws on the secret techniques learned from Aunty Peony and her own indomitable strength, determined to forge a life that is truly her own"--Back cover
Summary
"Spring Swallow was promised in marriage while still in her mother's belly. When the groom dies before a wedding can take place, seventeen-year-old Spring Swallow is ordered to become a ghost bride to appease his spirit. Under her in-laws' protection, she will be little more than a servant, unable to know real love or bear children. Refusing to accept her fate as a "bad-luck woman", Spring Swallow flees on her wedding day. In the city of Soochow, Spring Swallow joins a community of renowned embroiderers.The women work for Aunty Peony, whose exquisite stitching once earned her the Emperor's love. But when Aunty Peony agrees to replicate a famous painting -- a lucrative assignment that will take a year to complete -- betrayal and jealousy emerge within the group. Spring Swallow becomes entangled in each woman's story of heartbreak, even while she embarks on a dangerous affair with a young revolutionary. On a journey that leads from the remote hillsides around Soochow to cosmopolitan Peking, Spring Swallowdraws on the secret techniques learned from Aunty Peony and her own indomitable strength, determined to forge a life that is truly her own"--Back cover
Storyline
Tone
Character
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10390010
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Yip, Mingmei
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
F
LC item number
Yip Mingmei
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Embroidery
  • China
  • China
  • China
Target audience
adult
Label
Secret of a thousand beauties, Mingmei Yip
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes Reading group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Kensington Trade Paperback Printing: December 2014.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9781617733215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)871671200
  • (OCoLC)ocn871671200
  • 434964
Label
Secret of a thousand beauties, Mingmei Yip
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes Reading group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Kensington Trade Paperback Printing: December 2014.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9781617733215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)871671200
  • (OCoLC)ocn871671200
  • 434964

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