The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng

Summer paperback 2, Literary fiction - A summer holiday reading series chosen from paperbacks released in 2013 only. Thanks to those who voted in the poll. It was a close one, but the chosen book by one vote was...















The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng

In the highlands of Malaya, a woman sets out to build a memorial to her sister, killed at the hands of the Japanese during the brutal Occupation of their country. Yun Ling's quest leads her to The Garden of Evening Mists, and to Aritomo, a man of extraordinary skill and reputation, once the gardener of the Emperor of Japan. When she accepts his offer to become his apprentice, she begins a journey into her past, inextricably linked with the secrets of her troubled country's history.


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  • Laura M.

    Not going to be able to come tonight, got back from my trip late. Enjoy the meetup :)

    July 22, 2013

  • Jordy B.

    Pity but I haven't been able to read yet. I will come next time

    July 18, 2013

    • Lisa S.

      Even if you haven't read it, you are still welcome to attend. If not, we'll see you next time.

      July 19, 2013

    • May B.

      I'm teaching until 8.30 -will try to make it but am not sure :-(

      July 22, 2013

  • Laura M.

    Coming back from a trip that day, but should be able to make it :)

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • Jana

    Still on Holiday then. but next time I hope to be able to join.

    June 21, 2013

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