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The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

From Booklist
Choo’s remarkably strong and arresting first novel explores the concept of Chinese spirit marriages in late-nineteenth-­century Malaya through the eyes of the highly relatable Li Lan, a poor but spunky young woman, who is approached by the wealthy family of a dead man to become his bride. Li Lan prefers to rebuff the unusual offer despite its implications of good social standing and financial rescue for her money-strapped family. But when her dreams are brusquely invaded by the rather unsavory dead man, Lim Tian Ching, she realizes she may already be in over her head. Her dead suitor’s living cousin, Tian Bai, now the family heir, further complicates matters as Li Lan wrestles with her very real attraction to him. As the angry ghost becomes more possessive in her dreams, and his family more demanding that she marry him, Li Lan’s involvement with the Lim family becomes even murkier and potentially dangerous. With its gripping tangles of plot and engaging characters, this truly compelling read is sure to garner much well-deserved attention. --Julie Trevelyan

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    A former member

    It was a thumbs down for me. It was confusing and there were too many invented solutions that came out of nowhere.

    November 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Some plot holes, but a solid thumbs up.

    November 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry I missed it, I knew I wouldn't get it read in time. Overall, what was the consensus? Thumbs up or down?

    November 21, 2013

  • Tom

    This is who RSVPd YES as of the deadline at 7 PM yesterday
    Abby
    Joe
    Sue
    Bert S
    Shaela
    Caitlin
    Jeff Harvey
    David Ford
    Jane W
    Beverly
    Christine
    Barb N
    Kelly Katie

    I need to start keeping track of who are last minute drops, folks who drop often, I will track as NO Shows - 2 No Shows, and I may have to ask that person to leave. This will depend on how many meetings they actually attended.

    Last minute drops are a killer - they discourage attendance for folks who make the effort to read the book.

    November 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Didn't finish book again :-(

    November 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a job come up.

    November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry - traveling next week. I hope to see you all next time.

    November 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dad's having surgery and I'll be there. The book was fantastic tho!

    November 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm really enjoying this book. Can't wait to hear what everyone else thinks.

    November 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hello, I bought the novel and plan on attending the 20th. Send me a message if that is a problem

    October 30, 2013

  • Drew

    Sorry. Just realized I will be in Connecticut. Wish I could go!

    October 22, 2013

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