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Yangsze Choo
Yangsze Choo is a fourth generation Malaysian of Chinese descent. Due to a childhood spent in various countries, she can eavesdrop (badly) in several languages. After graduating from Harvard University, she worked as a management consultant and at a startup before writing her first novel. THE... show more
Yangsze Choo is a fourth generation Malaysian of Chinese descent. Due to a childhood spent in various countries, she can eavesdrop (badly) in several languages. After graduating from Harvard University, she worked as a management consultant and at a startup before writing her first novel. THE GHOST BRIDE, set in colonial Malaya and the elaborate Chinese world of the afterlife, is about a peculiar historic custom called a spirit marriage.Yangsze lives in California with her husband, two children, and a potential rabbit. She loves to eat and read, and often does both at the same time.
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Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it 7 months ago
I adored The Ghost Bride, so I had high hopes for Night Tiger, too. Unfortunately, it just could not capture my interest. I gave it an hour and 20 minutes before I DNF'd the audio. Audiobook, borrowed from my public library via Overdrive.
Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it 10 months ago
This is set in Malaya in 1893 and is narrated by Li Lan, the sheltered daughter of a now bankrupt but still fairly respectable family. She would normally be expected to marry, but her father, grief-stricken after smallpox killed his wife when Li Lan was very young, withdrew from the world and began ...
Merle
Merle rated it 1 year ago
I had a lot of fun with this book, a plot-driven historical fantasy novel whose fantastical elements are based on Chinese conceptions of the afterlife. Admittedly, I found part one (of four) a little tedious: this segment is more historical fiction than fantasy, and doesn’t play as much to Choo’s st...
Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 1 year ago
I don't know what else to say about this book besides I didn't enjoy it. The dual POVs didn't help and the whole thing with Jin Li and who she really loved grossed me out. Sorry, I just thought that the whole book was a mess and I still don't understand everything that was going on. "The Night Tig...
Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it 2 years ago
This book sat unread on my Kindle for nearly three-and-a-half years. For NEARLY THREE-AND-A-HALF YEARS I deprived myself of the beautiful, evocative storytelling of Yangsze Choo. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!?!? (No, wait. Don’t answer that.) Semi-incoherent gushing to follow. This book is gorgeous. The...
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