Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Day 339 - Waiting on Wednesday [36]


In the sweeping tradition of The English Patient, Janice Y.K. Lee's debut novel is a tale of love and betrayal set in war-torn Hong Kong. In 1942, Englishman Will Truesdale falls headlong into a passionate relationship with Trudy Liang, a beautiful Eurasian socialite. But their affair is soon threatened by the invasion of the Japanese as World War II overwhelms their part of the world. Ten years later, Claire Pendleton comes to Hong Kong to work as a piano teacher and also begins a fateful affair. As the threads of this spellbinding novel intertwine, impossible choices emerge-between love and safety, courage and survival, the present, and above all, the past.


Reason: I love the sound of this. I'm not big on fiction that is based around wars for some reason but the dynamic relationships sound interesting. And I'm just dieing to know what the present and past in this novel have to do with each other.

Cover Discussion: I actually don't like how thin the cover model appears to be. But I do love (1) the color of her dress, (2) her hairstyle, and (3) the design on the bottom of the cover.

The Piano Teacher will be released November 17th!

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