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The Astonishing Color of After - Emily X.R. Pan
The Astonishing Color of After
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Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search,... show more
Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a ne
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780316463997 (031646399X)
ASIN: 031646399X
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
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Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
3.5 What is memory?
What is love? What is family? What is healing? What is forgiveness? What is death? This novel deals with some pretty heady themes, and I recommend it to anyone who likes YA magical realism.
This, that, and the other
This, that, and the other rated it
2.0 The Astonishing Color of After
I'm sorry. I can't. Don't hate me.Emily X.R. Pan’s The Astonishing Colour of After begins with Leigh recounting the day her mother died from suicide, leaving a crumpled note in the trash with a crossed out message: “I want you to remember.” Soon after, a mysterious red bird leaves a gift for Leigh: ...
sunsetxcocktail
sunsetxcocktail rated it
4.0 Review: The Astonishing Color of After
I received a copy from Netgalley. Another case of really good book but I’m not all that sure I really liked the main character much. The novel is about dealing with deep depression, and grief after the suicide of a parent and learning about said parent’s cultural heritage. One thing I really lo...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 The Astonishing Color of After
I am so happy that I got this book via my library. I was curious about it since it was marketed as a magical realism book. And I rarely get to read that genre these days. There were some slight flow problems and a bit of repetitiveness here and there. However, I just have to say that was easy for me...
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